Police Officer Salaries

Updated 27 Jan 2023
$65,213 /yr
Average Base Pay

7,768 salaries

$42T

Low

$65T

Average

$1L

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$3,866Range$502 - $29,803

How much does a Police Officer make? The national average salary for a Police Officer is $65,213 in United States. Filter by location to see Police Officer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 7,768 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Police Officer employees.

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$65,213 /yr
Police Officer
$72,324 /yr
Senior Police Officer
$66,587 /yr
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What are some related job titles for a Police Officer?

Detective

$76,792

per year

Security Guard

$33,071

per year

Special Police Officer

$49,961

per year

Campus Police Officer

$50,292

per year

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New York Police Department
3.2

New York Police Department

Police Officer

$85,292

 /yr
Range: $13T - $2L

$13T

$2L

$13,005 - $1,57,184 Range

Chicago Police Department
2.7

Chicago Police Department

Police Officer

$90,000

 /yr
Range: $49T - $1L

$49T

$1L

$49,221 - $1,24,000 Range

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC
3.5

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC

Police Officer

$79,519

 /yr
Range: $61T - $1L

$61T

$1L

$61,387 - $1,22,866 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Police Officer

$48,537

 /yr
Range: $24T - $76T

$24T

$76T

$23,682 - $75,840 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Police Officer

$55,876

 /yr
Range: $42T - $1L

$42T

$1L

$41,710 - $1,02,707 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Police Officer

$50,026

 /yr
Range: $36T - $1L

$36T

$1L

$36,192 - $1,21,991 Range

LAPD
3.9

LAPD

Police Officer

$96,000

 /yr
Range: $54T - $2L

$54T

$2L

$54,432 - $1,50,837 Range

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US Capitol Police
3.1

US Capitol Police

Police Officer

$80,896

 /yr
Range: $65T - $2L

$65T

$2L

$64,717 - $1,76,775 Range

Fairfax County Virginia
3.9

Fairfax County Virginia

Police Officer

$76,944

 /yr
Range: $55T - $1L

$55T

$1L

$55,000 - $1,05,008 Range

US Department of Defense
4.0

US Department of Defense

Police Officer

$57,478

 /yr
Range: $43T - $94T

$43T

$94T

$42,528 - $93,958 Range

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
3.5

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Police Officer

$66,206

 /yr
Range: $48T - $86T

$48T

$86T

$47,737 - $86,075 Range

Houston Police Department
3.2

Houston Police Department

Police Officer

$67,419

 /yr
Range: $45T - $98T

$45T

$98T

$45,109 - $98,066 Range

Memphis
3.4

Memphis

Police Officer

$64,753

 /yr
Range: $43T - $75T

$43T

$75T

$43,351 - $74,726 Range

Chicago
3.3

Chicago

Police Officer

$95,782

 /yr
Range: $80T - $1L

$80T

$1L

$79,710 - $1,12,445 Range

Dallas Police Department-Texas
3.5

Dallas Police Department-Texas

Police Officer

$67,796

 /yr
Range: $55T - $1L

$55T

$1L

$55,378 - $1,07,660 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Police Officer

$54,432

 /yr
Range: $29T - $90T

$29T

$90T

$28,997 - $90,086 Range

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
2.8

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Police Officer

$60,615

 /yr
Range: $49T - $74T

$49T

$74T

$49,000 - $73,665 Range

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
3.8

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Police Officer

$66,745

 /yr
Range: $51T - $77T

$51T

$77T

$50,759 - $77,368 Range

Philadelphia Police Department
3.1

Philadelphia Police Department

Police Officer

$82,000

 /yr
Range: $58T - $1L

$58T

$1L

$58,319 - $1,13,051 Range

Gwinnett County Police Department
2.6

Gwinnett County Police Department

Police Officer

$50,814

 /yr
Range: $40T - $82T

$40T

$82T

$40,362 - $81,618 Range

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$1,02,000

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8 days ago by a Police Sergeant with 10 to 14 years of experience

$90,888

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8 days ago by a Police Officer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$45,000

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8 days ago by a Police Officer with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$43

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Law Enforcement Officer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$62,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Police Sergeant with 4 to 6 years of experience

$33

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Police Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$42,000

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9 days ago by a Police Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Police Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Police Officer is $65,213 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Police Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7768 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Police Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Police Officer in United States is $1,01,495 per year.

The lowest salary for a Police Officer in United States is $41,901 per year.