Policeman Salary

With about one-half of Policemans in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Policemans is $46K per year and can range from $27K on the lower end to $79K per year near the higher end. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Policemans who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$27,492 - $85,000
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$46K
$85K
MEDIAN: $45,653
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$11.63 - $35.03
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$0$85K
Salary $27,492 - $85,000
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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$27,326 - $80,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$196
Hourly Rate $11.63 - $35.03
Overtime $35.50
Annual Data $0$80K
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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$27,326 - $80,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Policeman

A policeman, or law enforcement officer, is primarily responsible for enforcing the laws of his/her jurisdiction and protecting people and property in the community. Their duties may include responding to calls from citizens when they are victims of crime, such as domestic violence, assault, or property damage, and they also regularly patrol designated areas to enforce traffic laws and issue citations for violations, as well as respond to traffic accidents and serve as first-responders in these and other emergency situations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

Pay by Experience for a Policeman has a positive trend. An entry-level Policeman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Policeman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Policeman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries. A Policeman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Policeman

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 13%
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