The average salary for a Police Officer in Chicago, Illinois is $75,867.
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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…Read more
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
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Popular Skills for Police Officer
Oral / Verbal Communication
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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