Average Police Officer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$75,867
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$5,000
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The average salary for a Police Officer in Chicago, Illinois is $75,867.
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$41k
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$76k
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$93k
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MEDIAN $75,867
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Salary
$41k - $93k
Bonus
$2k - $8k
Total Pay
$41k - $96k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Police Officer

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
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 Leadership, Oral / Verbal Communication, Training and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average.

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. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,256 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,331 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,949.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 73 survey responses.
Early Career
35.6%
Mid Career
15.1%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
27.4%