What is the average salary for a Police Officer?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Police Officer is $58,720. Salaries start from $32,670 and go up to $90,700. Please note that the average salary for a Police Officer may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Police Officers in United States earn:

$90,700
Senior

The top 25% of Police Officers in United States earn:

$73,710
Experienced

The middle 50% of Police Officers in United States earn:

$56,130
Junior

The bottom 25% of Police Officers in United States earn:

$41,910
Starting

The bottom 10% of Police Officers in United States earn:

$32,670

Historical salary

Police Officer salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Police Officer Salary in New Jersey 88,220 1
Police Officer Salary in California 86,040 2
Police Officer Salary in Alaska 73,990 3
Police Officer Salary in New York 70,670 4
Police Officer Salary in Washington 70,640 5
Police Officer Salary in District of Columbia 69,420 6
Police Officer Salary in Illinois 68,570 7
Police Officer Salary in Nevada 68,260 8
Police Officer Salary in Delaware 64,580 9
Police Officer Salary in Connecticut 64,020 10
Police Officer Salary in Colorado 63,370 11
Police Officer Salary in Oregon 62,000 12
Police Officer Salary in Pennsylvania 60,130 13
Police Officer Salary in Arizona 59,100 14
Police Officer Salary in Maryland 58,980 15
Police Officer Salary in United States 58,720 16
Police Officer Salary in Minnesota 58,220 17
Police Officer Salary in Massachusetts 58,000 18
Police Officer Salary in Hawaii 57,470 19
Police Officer Salary in Florida 57,280 20
Police Officer Salary in Rhode Island 54,830 21
Police Officer Salary in Wisconsin 54,140 22
Police Officer Salary in Michigan 53,800 23
Police Officer Salary in Ohio 53,700 24
Police Officer Salary in Texas 53,030 25
Police Officer Salary in Iowa 52,240 26
Police Officer Salary in Nebraska 51,600 27
Police Officer Salary in Wyoming 51,110 28
Police Officer Salary in New Hampshire 51,000 29
Police Officer Salary in Virginia 50,920 30
Police Officer Salary in North Dakota 50,250 31
Police Officer Salary in Idaho 47,210 32
Police Officer Salary in Montana 47,180 33
Police Officer Salary in Indiana 47,120 34
Police Officer Salary in New Mexico 47,100 35
Police Officer Salary in Utah 46,400 36
Police Officer Salary in Kansas 44,060 37
Police Officer Salary in Missouri 43,980 38
Police Officer Salary in Vermont 42,950 39
Police Officer Salary in Maine 42,800 40
Police Officer Salary in South Dakota 42,030 41
Police Officer Salary in Oklahoma 41,980 42
Police Officer Salary in Tennessee 41,600 43
Police Officer Salary in Kentucky 41,440 44
Police Officer Salary in Alabama 41,040 45
Police Officer Salary in North Carolina 40,940 46
Police Officer Salary in Louisiana 38,970 47
Police Officer Salary in Georgia 38,320 48
Police Officer Salary in South Carolina 37,840 49
Police Officer Salary in West Virginia 37,830 50
Police Officer Salary in Arkansas 37,050 51
Police Officer Salary in Mississippi 31,820 52
Police Officer Salary in Puerto Rico 29,960 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics