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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 $47,531
Low $31,187
High $72,440
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a law enforcement officer is $47,531 per year in the United States. 1.6k salaries reported, updated at June 6, 2023

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Top companies for Law Enforcement Officers in United States

  1. Swedish Medical Center
    232 reviews23 salaries reported
    $114,196per year
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Highest paying cities for Law Enforcement Officers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $64,591 per year
    86 salaries reported
  2. Seattle, WA
    $64,462 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $63,829 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $61,068 per year
    13 salaries reported
  2. Manhattan, NY
    $59,508 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $58,736 per year
    21 salaries reported
  1. Salt Lake City, UT
    $51,836 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Charleston, SC
    $47,742 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $45,613 per year
    5 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?

Police Officer

6,131 job openings

Average $60,306 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Law Enforcement Officer

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a law enforcement officer?

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What states pay law enforcement officers the most?

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