Average Mid-Career Police Officer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$80,256
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Police Officer in Chicago, Illinois is $80,256.
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$61k
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$80k
50%
$87k
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MEDIAN $80,256
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$61k - $87k
Total Pay
$48k - $104k

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,293 based on 26 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.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 60 survey responses.
Early Career
43.3%
Experienced
23.3%
Late Career
33.3%