Police Officer in Houston, Texas Salary

Earnings for Houston Police Officers come in at around $49K per year on average. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The majority of Police Officers in Houston claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,351 - $66,977
$39K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,713
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50%
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Salary $39,351 - $66,977
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$38,855 - $72,234
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Police Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

Pay by Experience for a Police Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Police Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Police Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 9 salaries. A Police Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Police Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲1%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Training
▼2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 13%