Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary

A Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer earns an average salary of $49,297 per year.

$33,832 - $83,021
$34K
$49K
$83K
MEDIAN: $49,257
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50%
90%

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$11.93 - $30.16
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.58
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$0$83K
Salary $33,832 - $83,021
Bonus $402.68 - $10,976
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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$30,441 - $83,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 302
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $11.93 - $30.16
Overtime $18.03 - $58.62
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $402.68 - $10,976
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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$30,441 - $83,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137

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.

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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.

Key Stats for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%