Entry-Level Police Officer Salary

An Entry-Level Police Officer earns an average salary of $44,160 per year.

$30,837 - $65,611
$31K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,742
10%
50%
90%

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$11.87 - $30.12
$12
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.57
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$0$66K
Salary $30,837 - $65,611
Bonus $290.87 - $10,090
Profit Sharing $1,450
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,112 - $66,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 974
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $11.87 - $30.12
Overtime $20.67 - $50.51
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $290.87 - $10,090
Profit Sharing $1,450
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,112 - $66,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 471

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,876

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Police Officer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Police Officer in Corry:
"It's a life style not just a job."
Use common sense, have patience, do a thorough investigation and don't be a jerk to people.

Police Officer in Frederick:
"Frustrating."
Don't think that you're going to change the world. Fight for your corner of it. The bad guys come from the front. The brass, from behind.

Police Officer in South Bethlehem:
"Changes as a Police Officer."
Times have changed and you must be able to change with the times. Its not all about chasing bad guys . But making a safe environment for everyone .

Police Officer in Manchester:
"Advice."
Pay attention to your senior Officers. What you have learned in college and what you were told in the academy may not apply when you hit the streets.

Police Officer in New Orleans:
"All that glitters is not gold."
Do your research to find out what aspect of police work you would like to venture into. Find out what the requirements are to become a detective, specialist, swat team operator, etc. Get your college degree completed early if not before you join a local police department. Get your experience in 2-3years and move on to a higher paying job if you are not happy. Don't think that things will change for the better if you are not happy with what's going on. Politics always taints the waters of progress when you are an unknown.

Police Officer in Lithia Springs:
"Lessons learned."
Learn the policies and procedures. Follow them and stay safe while performing your duties.

Police Officer in Kennesaw:
"Status quo."
There aren't enough people who are go getters and wish to push things forward for the better.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries


Leadership
▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Law Enforcement
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%