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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 $27.31. Hourly wages typically start from $15.88 and go up to $44.45.

Average Police Officer Yearly Salary in the United States

Police Officers earn a median salary of $56,810 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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Police Officer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Police Officer Earnings

The highest earning Police Officers in the United States earn:

$44.45
an hour
$92,450
per year
Senior Police Officer Earnings

Senior Police Officers in the United States earn:

$36.00
an hour
$74,870
per year
Experienced Police Officer Earnings

Experienced Police Officers in the United States earn:

$27.31
an hour
$56,810
per year
Junior Police Officer Earnings

Junior Police Officers in the United States earn:

$20.32
an hour
$42,260
per year
Starting Police Officer Earnings

Starting Police Officers in the United States earn:

$15.88
an hour
$33,030
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Police Officer salary comparison

Police Officers earn more than 54% percent of Law careers. Police Officer salaries are in the bottom 62% of all careers in the United States.

Lawyer Salary $114k
Hearing Officer Salary $87k
Coroner Salary $64k
Police Officer Salary $56k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $55k
Court Reporter Salary $49k
Judicial Law Clerk Salary $48k
Legal Secretary Salary $42k
Bailiff Salary $38k
Legislator Salary $20k

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 $44.35 $92,250 # 1
Police Officer Salary in California $42.67 $88,740 # 2
Police Officer Salary in Alaska $36.87 $76,690 # 3
Police Officer Salary in New York $37.95 $78,930 # 4
Police Officer Salary in Washington $34.95 $72,690 # 5
Police Officer Salary in District of Columbia $32.89 $68,420 # 6
Police Officer Salary in Illinois $34.43 $71,610 # 7
Police Officer Salary in Nevada $33.04 $68,710 # 8
Police Officer Salary in Connecticut $31.88 $66,320 # 9
Police Officer Salary in Colorado $31.93 $66,410 # 10
Police Officer Salary in Delaware $30.96 $64,400 # 11
Police Officer Salary in Oregon $31.72 $65,970 # 12
Police Officer Salary in Pennsylvania $28.92 $60,150 # 13
Police Officer Salary in Hawaii $28.19 $58,640 # 14
Police Officer Salary in Maryland $28.13 $58,520 # 15
Police Officer Salary in Massachusetts $29.14 $60,620 # 16
Police Officer Salary in Arizona $28.82 $59,950 # 17
Police Officer Salary in Minnesota $29.36 $61,070 # 18
Police Officer Salary in Florida $26.55 $55,230 # 19
Police Officer Salary in Michigan $27.74 $57,700 # 20
Police Officer Salary in Rhode Island $26.76 $55,670 # 21
Police Officer Salary in Ohio $27.06 $56,280 # 22
Police Officer Salary in Wisconsin $26.78 $55,710 # 23
Police Officer Salary in Texas $25.53 $53,090 # 24
Police Officer Salary in Iowa $25.76 $53,580 # 25
Police Officer Salary in Nebraska $25.64 $53,320 # 26
Police Officer Salary in Virginia $23.31 $48,490 # 27
Police Officer Salary in New Hampshire $24.33 $50,600 # 28
Police Officer Salary in Wyoming $24.83 $51,640 # 29
Police Officer Salary in North Dakota $23.84 $49,580 # 30
Police Officer Salary in Idaho $22.76 $47,340 # 31
Police Officer Salary in Indiana $22.42 $46,630 # 32
Police Officer Salary in Montana $22.79 $47,410 # 33
Police Officer Salary in New Mexico $23.32 $48,520 # 34
Police Officer Salary in Utah $22.39 $46,570 # 35
Police Officer Salary in Missouri $20.77 $43,190 # 36
Police Officer Salary in Vermont $21.08 $43,850 # 37
Police Officer Salary in Kansas $20.28 $42,180 # 38
Police Officer Salary in Maine $20.57 $42,790 # 39
Police Officer Salary in South Dakota $19.66 $40,900 # 40
Police Officer Salary in Oklahoma $20.32 $42,270 # 41
Police Officer Salary in Tennessee $19.75 $41,080 # 42
Police Officer Salary in Alabama $19.22 $39,970 # 43
Police Officer Salary in Kentucky $19.98 $41,550 # 44
Police Officer Salary in North Carolina $18.83 $39,170 # 45
Police Officer Salary in Louisiana $18.38 $38,220 # 46
Police Officer Salary in West Virginia $18.91 $39,330 # 47
Police Officer Salary in South Carolina $17.77 $36,970 # 48
Police Officer Salary in Georgia $17.82 $37,070 # 49
Police Officer Salary in Arkansas $17.42 $36,230 # 50
Police Officer Salary in Mississippi $15.60 $32,450 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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