$59k $59k
680k 680k
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3.3/5 3.3/5
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How much does a Police Officer make in the United States?

Average Police Officer Hourly Wage in the United States

Police Officers earn a median hourly wage of $28.69. Hourly wages typically start from $16.46 and go up to $47.36.

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

Average Police Officer Yearly Salary in the United States

Police Officers earn a median salary of $59,680 per year. Salaries typically start from $34,230 and go up to $98,510.

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

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Employment Type Mix

89%
Full-Time
11%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
555
RATINGS
Police Officers average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Police Officers in the 65th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Police Officer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Police Officer Earnings

The highest earning Police Officers in the United States earn:

$47.36
an hour
$98,510
per year
Senior Police Officer Earnings

Senior Police Officers in the United States earn:

$37.57
an hour
$78,140
per year
Experienced Police Officer Earnings

Experienced Police Officers in the United States earn:

$28.69
an hour
$59,680
per year
Junior Police Officer Earnings

Junior Police Officers in the United States earn:

$21.15
an hour
$44,000
per year
Starting Police Officer Earnings

Starting Police Officers in the United States earn:

$16.46
an hour
$34,230
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Police Officer salary comparison

Police Officers earn more than 50% percent of Law careers. Police Officer salaries are in the bottom 64% of all careers in the United States.

Judge Salary $126k
Compliance Manager Salary $105k
Customs Inspector Salary $79k
Coroner Salary $66k
Police Officer Salary $59k
Fish And Game Warden Salary $52k
Court Reporter Salary $51k
Probation Officer Salary $50k
Legal Secretary Salary $44k
Bailiff Salary $42k
Legislator Salary $23k
Source:

Historical salary for Police Officers in the United States

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

Police Officer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Police Officer Salary in California $47.23 $98,250 # 1
Police Officer Salary in New Jersey $44.24 $92,020 # 2
Police Officer Salary in Alaska $38.63 $80,350 # 3
Police Officer Salary in Washington $37.04 $77,030 # 4
Police Officer Salary in District of Columbia $35.04 $72,870 # 5
Police Officer Salary in Nevada $34.79 $72,370 # 6
Police Officer Salary in New York $34.31 $71,370 # 7
Police Officer Salary in Illinois $35.69 $74,230 # 8
Police Officer Salary in Hawaii $33.88 $70,460 # 9
Police Officer Salary in Connecticut $33.27 $69,200 # 10
Police Officer Salary in Colorado $33.78 $70,270 # 11
Police Officer Salary in Oregon $34.11 $70,950 # 12
Police Officer Salary in Delaware $31.90 $66,360 # 13
Police Officer Salary in Massachusetts $31.13 $64,760 # 14
Police Officer Salary in Pennsylvania $32.82 $68,260 # 15
Police Officer Salary in Maryland $30.08 $62,560 # 16
Police Officer Salary in Arizona $31.25 $65,000 # 17
Police Officer Salary in Minnesota $30.66 $63,770 # 18
Police Officer Salary in Texas $28.90 $60,110 # 19
Police Officer Salary in Wisconsin $28.55 $59,390 # 20
Police Officer Salary in Ohio $28.49 $59,270 # 21
Police Officer Salary in Michigan $28.29 $58,850 # 22
Police Officer Salary in Rhode Island $27.65 $57,520 # 23
Police Officer Salary in Florida $26.27 $54,640 # 24
Police Officer Salary in Iowa $26.96 $56,070 # 25
Police Officer Salary in Wyoming $26.30 $54,700 # 26
Police Officer Salary in Nebraska $26.74 $55,620 # 27
Police Officer Salary in Virginia $24.74 $51,460 # 28
Police Officer Salary in New Hampshire $25.73 $53,510 # 29
Police Officer Salary in North Dakota $25.61 $53,280 # 30
Police Officer Salary in Montana $25.31 $52,640 # 31
Police Officer Salary in Indiana $24.19 $50,310 # 32
Police Officer Salary in Idaho $23.58 $49,040 # 33
Police Officer Salary in Utah $23.94 $49,800 # 34
Police Officer Salary in New Mexico $24.91 $51,810 # 35
Police Officer Salary in Vermont $22.33 $46,440 # 36
Police Officer Salary in Missouri $21.86 $45,460 # 37
Police Officer Salary in Kansas $21.39 $44,490 # 38
Police Officer Salary in South Dakota $21.16 $44,010 # 39
Police Officer Salary in Maine $22.07 $45,910 # 40
Police Officer Salary in North Carolina $20.84 $43,360 # 41
Police Officer Salary in Oklahoma $19.77 $41,110 # 42
Police Officer Salary in Tennessee $20.76 $43,190 # 43
Police Officer Salary in Alabama $19.86 $41,310 # 44
Police Officer Salary in Kentucky $20.45 $42,530 # 45
Police Officer Salary in South Carolina $19.05 $39,610 # 46
Police Officer Salary in West Virginia $20.26 $42,140 # 47
Police Officer Salary in Georgia $19.17 $39,870 # 48
Police Officer Salary in Louisiana $18.81 $39,130 # 49
Police Officer Salary in Arkansas $17.69 $36,800 # 50
Police Officer Salary in Mississippi $16.48 $34,280 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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