$50,755
Avg. Salary
$21.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,098

Bonus

$10,944

Profit Sharing

$12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Police Or Sheriff's Patrol Officer is $21.07 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Or Sheriff's Patrol Officer is $50,755 per year.

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$13.98
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$36.09
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$34k
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MEDIAN $50,755
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$0$89K
Salary $34,476 - $89,955
Bonus $203 - $10,622
Profit Sharing $10,944
Commission $12,000
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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$32,204 - $88,211
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,058
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $13.98 - $36.09
Hourly Tips $0.12
Overtime $18.67 - $60.58
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $203 - $10,622
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $10,944
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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$32,204 - $88,211
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 594

Job Description for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer

Police patrol officers must complete a training program known as the "police academy" before beginning work. A degree is often preferred but not required, and different states and departments tend to have different requirements.

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Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Tasks
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
  • Record daily activities and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer

Pay by Experience for a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 91 salaries. A Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 60 salaries.

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer?

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in New York:
"Not good."
Pros: Nothing
Cons: People’s nasty attitude

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Glendale:
"Great Job."
Pros: Ability to do many specialties
Cons: Politics

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Phoenix:
Pros: Diversity
Cons: Hot summer

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Albany:
"VA Police."
Pros: work environment
Cons: stress, long hours

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Kingstree:
"It's a small town."
Pros: Close to family
Cons: They are stuck in the past

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Los Angeles:
"Good."
Pros: Meet many different people
Cons: Traffic

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Ithaca:
"Ok."
Pros: Diversity and community oriented
Cons: Diversity and sense of entitlement.

Key Stats for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%