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Law enforcement officer salary in United States

How much does a Law Enforcement Officer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $47,239
Low $30,511
High $73,140
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a law enforcement officer is $47,239 per year in the United States. 1.5k salaries reported, updated at September 17, 2023

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Top companies for Law Enforcement Officers in United States

  1. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    71 reviews11 salaries reported
    $81,426per year
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Highest paying cities for Law Enforcement Officers near United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $72,841 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $65,676 per year
    66 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $61,092 per year
    25 salaries reported
  1. Manhattan, NY
    $60,265 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $58,601 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $58,072 per year
    15 salaries reported
  1. Salt Lake City, UT
    $52,214 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $49,044 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Charleston, SC
    $44,967 per year
    26 salaries reported
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Where can a Law Enforcement Officer earn more?

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Most common benefits for Law Enforcement Officers

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 939 ratings

50% of Law Enforcement 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?

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Common questions about salaries for a Law Enforcement Officer

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What states pay law enforcement officers the most?

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