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Entry level police officer salary in United States

How much does an Entry Level Police Officer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$71,965
Average $71,965
Low $49,225
High $105,209

The average salary for a entry level police officer is $71,965 per year in the United States. 111 salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023

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Top companies for Entry Level Police Officers in United States

  1. City of Woodburn
    4.3
    12 reviews6 salaries reported
    $190,506per year
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Highest paying cities for Entry Level Police Officers near United States

  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $59,880 per year
    35 salaries reported
  2. Kokomo, IN
    $59,559 per year
    40 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $58,479 per year
    21 salaries reported
  1. San Jose, CA
    $56,921 per year
    23 salaries reported
  2. Santa Maria, CA
    $56,921 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. San Luis Obispo, CA
    $56,921 per year
    21 salaries reported
  1. Paso Robles, CA
    $56,921 per year
    21 salaries reported
  2. Lompoc, CA
    $56,921 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. Daly City, CA
    $56,921 per year
    20 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 18 ratings

56% of Entry Level Police Officers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Police Officer

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Average $62,497 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Entry Level Police Officer

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an entry-level police officer?

If you're unsure about what salary is appropriate for an entry-level police officer, visit Indeed Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How often do entry-level police officers get paid?

Most entry-level police officers are paid every two weeks and some are once per month.

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How can entry-level police officers increase their salary?

Entry-level police officers can increase their salary by pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminology, law enforcement or similar. Moving into supervisory roles as sergeant or detective will also lead to an increase in salary. Other states may offer a higher salary for an entry-level police officer.

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