How much does a Law Enforcement make?

Updated May 4, 2021

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Employer Size

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$59,566 /yr
Average Base Pay

128 salaries

$35K

Low

$60K

Average

$102K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Law Enforcement is $59,566 in United States. Filter by location to see Law Enforcement salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 128 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Law Enforcement employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Police Officer$59,981 /yr
L3
Senior Police Officer$64,800 /yr
L4
Police Officer IV$60,852 /yr
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US Department of Homeland Security
3.9

US Department of Homeland Security

Law Enforcement

$96,804

 /yr
Range: $45K - $131K
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$45K

$131K

$44,649 - $131,183 Range

US Army
3.9

US Army

Law Enforcement

$47,753

 /yr
Range: $40K - $73K

$40K

$73K

$39,639 - $73,230 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Law Enforcement

$51,889

 /yr
Range: $37K - $79K

$37K

$79K

$36,729 - $78,950 Range

New York Police Department
3.3

New York Police Department

Law Enforcement

$92,226

 /yr
Range: $72K - $131K

$72K

$131K

$72,129 - $131,102 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Law Enforcement
About 

$42K -$53K

$42K

$53K

$42,248 - $53,452 Range

US Marine Corps
4

US Marine Corps

Law Enforcement - Monthly
About 

$3K -$5K

$3K

$5K

$3,167 - $5,099 Range

TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
3.3

$43K

$159K

$43,045 - $159,279 Range

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State of Alaska
3.8

State of Alaska

Law Enforcement - Monthly
About 

$5K -$9K

$5K

$9K

$5,027 - $8,605 Range

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff
3.1

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff

Law Enforcement - Monthly
About 

$3K -$4K

$3K

$4K

$2,671 - $4,348 Range

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
4

$40K

$51K

$39,666 - $50,885 Range

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC
3.4

$57K

$99K

$56,659 - $99,383 Range

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, License & Theft Bureau
3.4

$49K

$53K

$48,602 - $53,412 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Law Enforcement
About 

$104K -$113K

$104K

$113K

$103,830 - $113,075 Range

Uber
4

Uber

Law Enforcement - Hourly Contractor
About 

$36 -$39

 hourly

$36

$39

$36 - $39 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

$41K

$45K

$41,036 - $44,548 Range

USAA
3.8

USAA

Law Enforcement
About 

$76K -$84K

$76K

$84K

$76,046 - $83,600 Range

Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Law Enforcement - Hourly
About 

$19 -$20

 hourly

$19

$20

$19 - $20 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Law Enforcement
About 

$51K -$55K

$51K

$55K

$50,795 - $55,395 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Law Enforcement - Contractor
About 

$52K -$57K

$52K

$57K

$52,379 - $56,951 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

$83K

$90K

$82,519 - $90,060 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Law Enforcement salaries

The average salary for a Law Enforcement is $59,566 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 128 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Law Enforcement employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Law Enforcement in United States is $102,158 per year.

The lowest salary for a Law Enforcement in United States is $34,732 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent law enforcement salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$47,500
per year
A Police Officer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $47,500 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$29
hourly
A Police Officer in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $29 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$58,000
per year
A Police Officer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
 
Full-time
Government
$75,000
per year
A Corrections Sergeant in the Davenport, IA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Davenport, IA Area area
 
Full-time
Government
$45
hourly
A Police Officer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $45 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$53,000
per year
A Police Officer in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$17
hourly
A Special Police Officer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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