Average Police Officer Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$63,094
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The average salary for a Police Officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $63,094.
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$44k
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$63k
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$91k
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$44k - $91k
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$41k - $88k

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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 Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, 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 $50,000 based on 10 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,781 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,469 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,956 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,776.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 20.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.8% more) and New York, New York (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (31.9% less), Dallas, Texas (21.6% less) and Houston, Texas (19.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 44 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.7%
Early Career
22.7%
Mid Career
13.6%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
20.5%