$40,447
Avg. Salary
$14.98
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Public Safety Officer is $14.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Safety Officer is $40,447 per year.

$11.03
10%
$14.98
50%
$21.10
90%
MEDIAN $14.98
$28k
10%
$40k
50%
$62k
90%
MEDIAN $40,447
$27,607 - $62,290
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$62K
MEDIAN: $40,447
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$11.03 - $21.10
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$0$62K
Salary $27,607 - $62,290
Bonus $0.00 - $1,745
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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$24,184 - $54,759
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.03 - $21.10
Overtime $16.10 - $35.96
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,745
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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$24,184 - $54,759
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 248

Job Description for Public Safety Officer

Public safety officers generally perform physical tasks such as patrolling a specific area, protecting specific properties, and protecting individuals. These officers must be able to stay mentally calm and collected to ensure that difficult situations do not escalate to violent or physical altercations, and they must also be able to act quickly in such situations to maintain the peace. No specific education or certificates are required for this position, though basic training is necessary to mentally and physically prepare applicants for this position.

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Public Safety Officer Tasks

  • Patrol areas, watching for dangerous or criminal activity.
  • Direct traffic and provide crowd control.
  • Regularly file incident reports.
  • Respond to, investigate, and report suspicious incidents.

Common Career Paths for Public Safety Officer


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Public Safety Officers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Security Officer. The average pay for a Security Officer is $25K.

Public Safety Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Public Safety Officer

Pay by Experience for a Public Safety Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Safety Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 92 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Safety Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Public Safety Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 49 salaries. A Public Safety Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 29 salaries.

Public Safety Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Safety Officer?

Public Safety Officer in Cape May Court House:
Pros: Job Flexibility, company car, holidays ,
Cons: Stress , 24 hour phone calls , old vehicle , not enough helpful coworkers.

Public Safety Officer in Flint:
"Good Job Except The Pay."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: The short hours and the pay.

Public Safety Officer in Charlotte:
"Novant Health Public Safety Pros/Cons."
Pros: Novant Health presents a professional environment with plenty of job security when it comes to public safety. Immediate management is great and the pay is good.
Cons: Career ladder progression in this field is severely limited. 80% of pay progression will result in accepting positions within Novant Health, but outside of public safety.

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Key Stats for Public Safety Officer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Public Safety Officer Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Public Safety Officer Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
▼8%

Safety Compliance
▼11%

Security Policies and Procedures
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 21%