Average Early-Career Police Officer Salary in Dallas, Texas

$45,845
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The average salary for an Early-Career Police Officer in Dallas, Texas is $45,845.
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$33k
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$46k
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$68k
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MEDIAN $45,845
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$33k - $68k
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$35k - $75k

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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.

Career Paths

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Police Officer
Police Sergeant
Security Officer
Police Chief
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Police Officer Job Listings

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 $39,989 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,091 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,104 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,989.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 36.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (27.2% more) and Houston, Texas (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 37 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Mid Career
40.5%
Experienced
13.5%
Late Career
32.4%