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What is the average salary for Police Officers in the United States?

Police Officers earn an average hourly wage of $28.64. Hourly wages typically start from $15.88 and go up to $44.45. Police Officers earn an average salary of $59,560 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,030 and go up to $92,450.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

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

$44.45 an hour $92,450 per year
Senior

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

$36.00 an hour $74,870 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Police Officers in the United States earn:

$27.31 an hour $56,810 per year
Junior

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

$20.32 an hour $42,260 per year
Starting

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

$15.88 an hour $33,030 per year

Historical salary for Police Officers in the United States

Police Officer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Police Officer Salary in New Jersey $42.56 $88,530 # 1
Police Officer Salary in California $42.08 $87,520 # 2
Police Officer Salary in Alaska $36.38 $75,670 # 3
Police Officer Salary in New York $34.76 $72,310 # 4
Police Officer Salary in Washington $34.73 $72,240 # 5
Police Officer Salary in District of Columbia $33.46 $69,590 # 6
Police Officer Salary in Illinois $32.93 $68,500 # 7
Police Officer Salary in Nevada $32.75 $68,110 # 8
Police Officer Salary in Connecticut $31.15 $64,790 # 9
Police Officer Salary in Colorado $31.10 $64,680 # 10
Police Officer Salary in Delaware $30.82 $64,100 # 11
Police Officer Salary in Oregon $30.60 $63,650 # 12
Police Officer Salary in Pennsylvania $29.42 $61,200 # 13
Police Officer Salary in Hawaii $28.82 $59,950 # 14
Police Officer Salary in Maryland $28.79 $59,880 # 15
Police Officer Salary in Massachusetts $28.69 $59,680 # 16
Police Officer Salary in Arizona $28.32 $58,900 # 17
Police Officer Salary in Minnesota $28.23 $58,720 # 18
Police Officer Salary in Florida $27.72 $57,650 # 19
Police Officer Salary in Michigan $27.14 $56,450 # 20
Police Officer Salary in Rhode Island $27.02 $56,210 # 21
Police Officer Salary in Ohio $26.32 $54,750 # 22
Police Officer Salary in Wisconsin $26.19 $54,480 # 23
Police Officer Salary in Texas $25.93 $53,940 # 24
Police Officer Salary in Iowa $25.72 $53,490 # 25
Police Officer Salary in Nebraska $25.15 $52,310 # 26
Police Officer Salary in Virginia $24.95 $51,900 # 27
Police Officer Salary in New Hampshire $24.79 $51,560 # 28
Police Officer Salary in Wyoming $24.77 $51,510 # 29
Police Officer Salary in North Dakota $24.30 $50,550 # 30
Police Officer Salary in Idaho $23.38 $48,630 # 31
Police Officer Salary in Indiana $22.98 $47,810 # 32
Police Officer Salary in Montana $22.95 $47,730 # 33
Police Officer Salary in New Mexico $22.72 $47,260 # 34
Police Officer Salary in Utah $22.35 $46,500 # 35
Police Officer Salary in Missouri $21.65 $45,020 # 36
Police Officer Salary in Vermont $21.57 $44,870 # 37
Police Officer Salary in Kansas $21.18 $44,050 # 38
Police Officer Salary in Maine $20.80 $43,270 # 39
Police Officer Salary in South Dakota $20.60 $42,840 # 40
Police Officer Salary in Oklahoma $20.54 $42,720 # 41
Police Officer Salary in Tennessee $20.28 $42,190 # 42
Police Officer Salary in Alabama $20.15 $41,910 # 43
Police Officer Salary in Kentucky $19.86 $41,300 # 44
Police Officer Salary in North Carolina $19.79 $41,160 # 45
Police Officer Salary in Louisiana $18.94 $39,400 # 46
Police Officer Salary in West Virginia $18.82 $39,160 # 47
Police Officer Salary in South Carolina $18.57 $38,630 # 48
Police Officer Salary in Georgia $18.39 $38,250 # 49
Police Officer Salary in Arkansas $18.14 $37,730 # 50
Police Officer Salary in Mississippi $15.74 $32,740 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics