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Average Salary - Police Officer / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$74,279 USD

£58,707 GBP
New York City

$103,000 USD

$57,000 USD

£45,050 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Police Officer / United States

Average salary for Police Officer / United States is $74,279 USD per year. The most typical earning is $57,000 USD. All data are based on 55 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $79,400 USD. Women receive a salary of $68,000 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $115,000 USD. The second most paid education level is High School with salary of $75,800 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $103,600 USD. Employees with 12-16 Years of experience receive $87,800 USD.

Levels / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 100%
1.82%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
2 98.18%
3.64%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 94.55%
3.64%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
3 90.91%
5.45%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
3 85.45%
5.45%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
2 80%
3.64%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
7 76.36%
12.73%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
4 63.64%
7.27%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
2 56.36%
3.64%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
3 52.73%
5.45%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
3 47.27%
5.45%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
6 41.82%
10.91%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 30.91%
3.64%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
3 27.27%
5.45%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
1 21.82%
1.82%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
5 20%
9.09%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
0 n/a
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
1 10.91%
1.82%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
2 9.09%
3.64%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
0 n/a
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
0 n/a
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 5.45%
1.82%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
1 3.64%
1.82%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
0 n/a
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
1 1.82%
1.82%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 40 $79,400 USD
2 Women 3 $68,000 USD

Education / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 3 $115,000 USD
2 High School 5 $75,800 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 23 $72,200 USD
4 Some College 24 $70,800 USD

Experience / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 9 $103,600 USD
2 12-16 Years 7 $87,800 USD
3 20+ Years 11 $82,100 USD
4 1-2 Years 4 $61,300 USD
5 4-8 Years 8 $59,800 USD
6 8-12 Years 10 $58,000 USD
7 0-1 Year 1 $56,000 USD
8 2-4 Years 5 $55,200 USD

Age / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 1 $123,000 USD
2 41-45 5 $101,200 USD
3 46-50 7 $91,000 USD
4 56-60 3 $86,300 USD
5 36-40 6 $82,000 USD
6 21-25 1 $80,000 USD
7 51-55 6 $74,300 USD
8 26-30 7 $61,200 USD
9 n/a 12 $58,900 USD
10 31-35 6 $58,600 USD
11 14-20 1 $56,000 USD

Work Type / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 55 $74,300 USD

States / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 New Jersey 1 $123,000 USD
2 Ohio 2 $122,500 USD
3 Pennsylvania 3 $106,700 USD
4 Washington State 3 $106,700 USD
5 Minnesota 1 $100,000 USD
6 Michigan 1 $93,000 USD
7 Kentucky 1 $90,000 USD
8 Florida 5 $84,800 USD
9 Maryland 1 $83,800 USD
10 California 2 $82,500 USD
11 Missouri 1 $82,000 USD
12 Massachusetts 2 $79,900 USD
13 Arizona 2 $79,500 USD
14 Nebraska 1 $75,000 USD
15 Louisiana 1 $70,000 USD
16 Idaho 3 $69,400 USD
17 New York State 3 $65,400 USD
18 Texas 4 $65,000 USD
19 District Of Columbia (DC) 1 $65,000 USD
20 Colorado 1 $61,000 USD
21 Tennessee 1 $55,000 USD
22 Alabama 2 $49,500 USD
23 Georgia 3 $47,700 USD
24 South Carolina 2 $43,800 USD
25 Rhode Island 1 $43,000 USD
26 New Mexico 1 $42,000 USD
27 Utah 1 $41,000 USD
28 North Carolina 2 $36,500 USD

Cities / Police Officer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Columbus 1 $185,000 USD
2 Seattle 2 $130,000 USD
3 Newark 1 $123,000 USD
4 Los Angeles 1 $110,000 USD
5 Philadelphia 3 $106,700 USD
6 New York City 1 $103,000 USD
7 Minneapolis 1 $100,000 USD
8 Miami 1 $95,000 USD
9 Detroit 1 $93,000 USD
10 Louisville 1 $90,000 USD
11 Fort Lauderdale 2 $89,400 USD
12 Baltimore 1 $83,800 USD
13 St. Louis 1 $82,000 USD
14 Houston 1 $80,000 USD
15 Tampa 1 $80,000 USD
16 Boston 2 $79,900 USD
17 Phoenix 2 $79,500 USD
18 Fort Worth 1 $75,000 USD
19 Lincoln 1 $75,000 USD
20 Orlando 1 $70,000 USD
21 New Orleans 1 $70,000 USD
22 Boise 3 $69,400 USD
23 --Other-- 3 $67,300 USD
24 Mobile 1 $67,000 USD
25 Washington DC 1 $65,000 USD
26 Denver 1 $61,000 USD
27 Akron 1 $60,000 USD
28 Spokane 1 $60,000 USD
29 Nashville 1 $55,000 USD
30 Sacramento 1 $55,000 USD
31 Dallas 2 $52,500 USD
32 Atlanta 3 $47,700 USD
33 Buffalo, United States 2 $46,600 USD
34 Winston-Salem 1 $45,000 USD
35 Columbia, South Carolina 2 $43,800 USD
36 Providence 1 $43,000 USD
37 Albuquerque 1 $42,000 USD
38 Salt Lake City 1 $41,000 USD
39 Huntsville 1 $32,000 USD
40 Raleigh 1 $28,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

20/20  Commander (Man)
Posted 30 December 2021

What I do?

"Investigations, leadership."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $185,000 USD

19/20  Officer (Man)
Posted 22 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Mobile Some College 2-4 Years Expert $67,000 USD

18/20  Police Officer (Man)
Posted 26 October 2021

What I do?

"Policing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert $60,000 USD

17/20  Officer (Man)
Posted 24 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston High School 1-2 Years Intermediate $80,000 USD

16/20  Community Resource Officer (Man)
Posted 13 September 2021

What I do?

"Report taking, traffic control, answering calls for service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Some College 4-8 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

15/20  State Trooper (Man)
Posted 23 August 2021

What I do?

"Traffic investigations, criminals investigations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $135,000 USD

14/20  Officer (Man)
Posted 09 July 2021

What I do?

"Traffic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lincoln Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

13/20  Sergeant (Man)
Posted 12 January 2020

What I do?

"Law enforcement and supervision of other police officers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Some College 8-12 Years n/a $60,000 USD

12/20  Patrol (Man)
Posted 21 November 2019

What I do?

"Patrol officer for city."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $70,000 USD

11/20  Officer (Man)
Posted 17 September 2019

What I do?

"I protect things."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $140,000 USD

10/20  Police Officer (Woman)
Posted 23 July 2019

What I do?

"Protect and serve."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

9/20  Officer (Man)
Posted 25 March 2019

What I do?

"Law enforcement."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

8/20  Officer (Man)
Posted 04 March 2019

What I do?

"Correctional officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Some College 8-12 Years n/a $32,000 USD

7/20  Lieutenant (Man)
Posted 16 February 2019

What I do?

"Supervise patrol."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Some College 16-20 Years n/a $83,300 USD

6/20  Corrections Captain (Man)
Posted 24 December 2018

What I do?

"Work for NJ Dept Of Corrections."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark High School 20+ Years n/a $123,000 USD

5/20  Deputy Sheriff (Man)
Posted 21 September 2018

What I do?

"Law enforcement duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tampa Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

4/20  Correctional Sergeant (Man)
Posted 19 September 2018

What I do?

"Care Custody and Control of inmates who have been segregated from society for the safety of the general public."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $70,000 USD

3/20  Captain (Man)
Posted 21 July 2018

What I do?

"Serve in a leadership role."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

2/20  Patrol Officer (Man)
Posted 15 June 2018

What I do?

"To protect and serve."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Some College 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

1/20  County Court Marshal (Woman)
Posted 29 December 2017

What I do?

"Fugitive apprehension. Assist Denver PD on accidents, fights, etc. Manage a caseload of fugitives that have active warrants out of City and County Court. Complete detailed reports for further information. Use discretion when necessary to save money."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Denver Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $61,000 USD


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