How much does a Police Officer make?

Updated May 13, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$60,450 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,065 salaries

$39K

Low

$60K

Average

$94K

High

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The national average salary for a Police Officer is $60,450 in United States. Filter by location to see Police Officer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,065 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Police Officer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Police Officer$60,450 /yr
L3
Senior Police Officer$65,712 /yr
L4
Police Officer IV$61,384 /yr
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New York Police Department
3.3

New York Police Department

Police Officer

$87,339

 /yr
Range: $24K - $139K
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$24K

$139K

$23,924 - $138,947 Range

Chicago Police Department
3.5

Chicago Police Department

Police Officer

$84,687

 /yr
Range: $46K - $103K

$46K

$103K

$45,632 - $103,474 Range

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC
3.4

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC

Police Officer

$73,616

 /yr
Range: $57K - $113K

$57K

$113K

$56,777 - $112,736 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Police Officer

$51,182

 /yr
Range: $39K - $64K

$39K

$64K

$39,271 - $63,675 Range

US Army
3.9

US Army

Police Officer

$43,448

 /yr
Range: $22K - $64K

$22K

$64K

$21,730 - $64,403 Range

Memphis
4

Memphis

Police Officer

$60,436

 /yr
Range: $40K - $71K

$40K

$71K

$39,776 - $70,688 Range

Dallas Police Department-Texas
3.2

Dallas Police Department-Texas

Police Officer

$62,485

 /yr
Range: $49K - $99K

$49K

$99K

$48,822 - $98,783 Range

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Houston Police Department
3.6

Houston Police Department

Police Officer

$62,283

 /yr
Range: $45K - $81K

$45K

$81K

$44,510 - $81,100 Range

Chicago
3.5

Chicago

Police Officer

$87,546

 /yr
Range: $73K - $100K

$73K

$100K

$73,138 - $99,937 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Police Officer

$45,217

 /yr
Range: $37K - $75K

$37K

$75K

$37,491 - $75,146 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Police Officer

$52,439

 /yr
Range: $40K - $85K

$40K

$85K

$39,869 - $85,000 Range

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
3.9

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Police Officer

$58,731

 /yr
Range: $44K - $75K

$44K

$75K

$43,801 - $75,000 Range

League of Minnesota Cities
4.7

League of Minnesota Cities

Police Officer - Hourly

$36

 /hr
Range: $25 - $38

$25

$38

$25 - $38 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Police Officer

$50,711

 /yr
Range: $27K - $65K

$27K

$65K

$26,606 - $65,000 Range

Westmoreland Coal
2.8

Westmoreland Coal

Police Officer

$63,521

 /yr
Range: $40K - $123K

$40K

$123K

$40,006 - $122,984 Range

LAPD
4.5

LAPD

Police Officer

$79,560

 /yr
Range: $50K - $123K

$50K

$123K

$50,000 - $123,156 Range

US Capitol Police
3

US Capitol Police

Police Officer

$75,463

 /yr
Range: $65K - $93K

$65K

$93K

$64,910 - $92,599 Range

Purdue University
4.4

Purdue University

Police Officer - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $27 - $30

$27

$30

$27 - $30 Range

Fairfax County Virginia
3.9

Fairfax County Virginia

Police Officer

$68,549

 /yr
Range: $51K - $96K

$51K

$96K

$50,831 - $96,351 Range

City of Atlanta
3.5

City of Atlanta

Police Officer

$46,295

 /yr
Range: $43K - $51K

$43K

$51K

$43,164 - $50,771 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Police Officer salaries

The average salary for a Police Officer is $60,450 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 4065 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Police Officer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Police Officer in United States is $94,449 per year.

The lowest salary for a Police Officer in United States is $38,690 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$21
hourly
A Police Officer in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Charlotte, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Police Officer in the Tallahassee, FL Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Tallahassee, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$69,000
per year
A Police in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $69,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$16
hourly
A Police Officer in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Government
$2,400
monthly
A Police Officer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $2,400 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
 
Full-time
Government
$13,109
monthly
A Police Officer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $13,109 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$87,000
per year
A Law Enforcement in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$52,000
per year
A Police Officer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
 
Full-time
Government