Average Police Officer Salary in Houston, Texas

$50,562
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$140
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The average salary for a Police Officer in Houston, Texas is $50,562.
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Salary
$40k - $67k
Bonus
$0 - $140
Total Pay
$34k - $68k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Police Officer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An entry-level Police Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,000 based on 12 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,911 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,195 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,925 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,594.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 50.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (43.3% more) and New York, New York (25.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (15.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 79 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
26.6%
Mid Career
19.0%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
20.3%