Average Police Officer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$63,465
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The average salary for a Police Officer in Boston, Massachusetts is $63,465.
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$38k
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$63k
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$101k
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MEDIAN $63,465
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$38k - $101k
Total Pay
$37k - $97k

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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%)

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Popular Skills for Police Officer

Skills in Training and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership.

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 $62,168 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (32.3% less), Dallas, Texas (22.1% less) and Houston, Texas (20.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16 survey responses.
Early Career
62.5%
Experienced
37.5%