Average Early-Career Police Officer Salary in Houston, Texas

$45,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Police Officer in Houston, Texas is $45,000.
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$32k
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$45k
90%
$79k
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$32k - $79k
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$33k - $63k

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Job Description for Police Officer

Police Officer Tasks
  • Patrol neighborhoods to prevent and stop crimes and threats to safety.
  • Coordinate community work and outreach and offer educational services.
  • Arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence, and testify about cases.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An entry-level Police Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,695 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,457 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,925 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,983.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (29.5% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 42 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.9%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
26.2%
Late Career
33.3%