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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Police Officer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$68,731 / yrTotal Pay
$47,448 / yrBase Pay
$21,283 / yrAdditional Pay

$68,731

 / yr
$13K$433K
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The estimated total pay for a Police Officer is $68,731 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $47,448 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,283 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$68,731 /yr
Police Officer
$68,243 /yr
Senior Police Officer
$73,032 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Police Officer?

Some related job titles are Detective Salaries with median pay of $86,139, Security Guard Salaries with median pay of $49,175, Special Police Officer Salaries with median pay of $51,681, Campus Police Officer Salaries with median pay of $65,810.

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New York Police Department
3.3

New York Police Department

Police Officer

$89,342

 /yr
Range: $26K - $149K

$26K

$149K

$25,678 - $149,132 Range

Chicago Police Department
3.1

$88,122

 /yr
Range: $48K - $111K

$48K

$111K

$48,474 - $111,059 Range

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC
3.6

$61K

$121K

$60,939 - $121,000 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Police Officer

$49,233

 /yr
Range: $23K - $75K

$23K

$75K

$23,322 - $75,000 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

$41K

$91K

$41,077 - $91,168 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Police Officer

$49,547

 /yr
Range: $36K - $120K

$36K

$120K

$35,642 - $120,138 Range

LAPD
4.2

LAPD

Police Officer

$96,000

 /yr
Range: $54K - $150K

$54K

$150K

$53,605 - $150,000 Range

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Chicago
3.2

Chicago

Police Officer

$93,948

 /yr
Range: $78K - $111K

$78K

$111K

$78,499 - $110,737 Range

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
3.3

$65,000

 /yr
Range: $47K - $85K

$47K

$85K

$47,012 - $84,767 Range

US Capitol Police
2.9

US Capitol Police

Police Officer

$79,852

 /yr
Range: $64K - $111K

$64K

$111K

$64,000 - $111,166 Range

Houston Police Department
3.2

$68,625

 /yr
Range: $48K - $92K

$48K

$92K

$47,773 - $92,031 Range

US Department of Defense
4.0

$56,178

 /yr
Range: $42K - $91K

$42K

$91K

$41,881 - $91,231 Range

Dallas Police Department-Texas
3.0

$66,412

 /yr
Range: $52K - $106K

$52K

$106K

$52,401 - $106,025 Range

Memphis
3.5

Memphis

Police Officer

$64,452

 /yr
Range: $43K - $74K

$43K

$74K

$42,692 - $73,591 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Police Officer

$54,624

 /yr
Range: $29K - $89K

$29K

$89K

$28,557 - $88,718 Range

Fairfax County Virginia
3.9

$79,163

 /yr
Range: $55K - $97K

$55K

$97K

$54,558 - $96,678 Range

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
2.8

$59,695

 /yr
Range: $50K - $73K

$50K

$73K

$50,000 - $72,546 Range

League of Minnesota Cities
4.8

League of Minnesota Cities

Police Officer - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $26 - $41

$26

$41

$26 - $41 Range

City of Phoenix
3.8

City of Phoenix

Police Officer

$79,215

 /yr
Range: $51K - $120K

$51K

$120K

$51,370 - $120,000 Range

Philadelphia Police Department
3.0

$80,865

 /yr
Range: $57K - $92K

$57K

$92K

$57,433 - $91,508 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Police Officer in United States of America

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$12,038

/moAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Police Officer with more than 15 years of experience

$5

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Collection Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$22

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Police Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Retired Police Officer with more than 15 years of experience

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$34

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Law Enforcement Officer with more than 15 years of experience

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Retired Police Sergeant with more than 15 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Police Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Police Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Police Officer is $61,936 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Police Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4872 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Police Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Police Officer in United States is $96,455 per year.

The lowest salary for a Police Officer in United States is $39,770 per year.

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