Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Public Safety Officer is $16.35
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Public Safety Officers?
An entry-level Public Safety Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.27 based on 7 salaries. An early career Public Safety Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.37 based on 81 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Public Safety Officers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.