Police Officer Salary

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Basic Police Officer Salary Information:

Police officers serve a very important job. They are constantly fighting against every sort of crime so that you can sleep better at night. This makes this job dangerous and exciting. The  police officer salary is at around $55,101 a year with an hourly rate of $26.45. This is due to the demand of the job the dangers that come with it. The job Outlook for this sort of job is a lot slower than the average. It is at 7% rather than the average of 9%. How much does a Police officer make is shown in table below:


Average Range of Salary


$30,912 – $75,751


$34,146 – $101,366

New York

$36,766 – $116,350


$34,882 – $63,500


$29,233 – $69,826


$38,000 – $93,598

North Carolina

$29,485 – $62,752



Average Range of Salary

Less than 1 year

$27,673 – $57,035

1-4 years

$29,148 – $58,374

5-9 years

$30,326 – $76,721

10-19 years

$35,125 – $96,892

20 years or more

$43,049 – $105,620

There are two tables above that show the difference in salary due to geographical location and Experience. The tables show you how location affects your salary. New York is the highest paying City for the profession of Police officer. The tables show the top paying states.
The second table shows the scaling of salary with experience. AS you can see that salary increases by quite a lot as you get more experienced. You can earn over $100,000, if you are experienced enough.

Other Factors and Influences that determine salary:

The average Police Officer salary  is often compared to the salary of a Lab technician. The knowledge and skills acquired through a college education are beneficial throughout a police officer’s career. In most police organizations, officers with college degrees receive substantial increases to their salaries. Therefore education plays a huge factor. Also Prior experience matters as well. If you were in the army before you joined the police force you will receive a higher salary. Advanced study or experience in fields where complex criminal activity occurs is often rewarded by police agencies. One other factor is that Police officers always works overtime and they get paid accordingly. Through overtime a police officer can earn a lot more than he usually does.

The job of a police officer is quite risky and dangerous, but it has a lot to offer in terms of money and adventure. If you don’t have it in you to be a filed officer you can be do a desk job. But either way you are helping your country become a safer place for its citizens