Average Early-Career Police Officer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$58,293
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data! Find out what you're worth.
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for an Early-Career Police Officer in Chicago, Illinois is $58,293.
10%
$40k
10%
$58k
50%
$82k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $58,293
Is Police Officer your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$40k - $82k
Total Pay
$36k - $83k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

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

Explore the most common career paths for Police Officer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Police Officer
Police Sergeant
Police Chief
Security Officer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Police Officer Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

Popular Skills for Police Officer

Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $80,256 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,722 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,567.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (29.6% less), Dallas, Texas (21.8% less) and Miami, Florida (17.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 46 survey responses.
Mid Career
26.1%
Experienced
30.4%
Late Career
43.5%