$61,080
Avg. Salary
$26.36
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data!
Is Police Officer your job title? Get your free, personalized salary report
Take our survey now »

The average pay for a Police Officer in Boston, Massachusetts is $26.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Officer in Boston, Massachusetts is $61,080 per year.

$22
10%
$26
50%
$28
90%
MEDIAN $26
$37k
10%
$61k
50%
$97k
90%
MEDIAN $61,080
$37,480 - $97,313
$37K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,080
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$22.43 - $27.66
$26
MEDIAN: $26.36
50%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$97K
Salary $37,480 - $97,313
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$38,794 - $93,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $26.36
Overtime $41.93
Annual Data $0$93K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$38,794 - $93,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Police Officer

A police officer is part of one of the three areas of our criminal justice system. Members of the police force are responsible for enforcing the law. An officer will patrol neighborhoods to deter criminal activity as well as monitor any threat to public safety. A police officer will respond to incidents and complaints reported to the police department, document interactions with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and collect evidence at the scene of the crime. Police officers arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence from them, and testify in court about cases in which they were involved. A member of the police force will also work with the community to coordinate community service events and outreach programs and to offer educational services to the neighborhoods the officer patrols. A police officer must complete the police academy training program, and quite often a certificate or degree in a criminal justice program is required. People applying to join the police force must pass a strict background check including their criminal history, driving record, and credit reports, in order to ensure that all members of the police force are upstanding members of society who will be a good fit with the community. A police officer must be in and remain in good physical condition, as the job may sometimes require strenuous physical activity. Hours for the position vary and are subject to changes based on the availability of other employees, and quite often a police officer will work night shifts and weekends. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


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.

About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

Police Officer Job Listings

Key Stats for Police Officer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries

Training
▲8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲8%

Leadership
▲8%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: