Police Officer salary in United States
How much does a Police Officer make in the United States?
Average base salary
Most common benefits
The average salary for a police officer is $55,433 per year in the United States. 4.2k salaries reported, updated at June 27, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Police Officers in United States
Highest paying cities for Police Officers in United States
Where can a Police Officer earn more?Compare salaries for Police Officers in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Police Officers
Driver's Licenseearn +12.73% more
The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 26.48% since 2018. Police Officers with this license earn +12.73% more than the average base salary, which is $55,433 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2010||1||increase by 1|
|2011||3||increase by 200.00%|
|2012||4075||increase by 135733.33%|
|2013||15022||increase by 268.64%|
|2014||18462||increase by 22.90%|
|2015||9754||decrease by 47.17%|
|2016||11648||increase by 19.42%|
|2017||11143||decrease by 4.34%|
|2018||11907||increase by 6.86%|
|2019||8754||decrease by 26.48%|
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Most common benefits for Police Officers
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Uniform allowance
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 4,804 ratings
53% of Police Officers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Police Officer
Do police officers make good money?
How much a police officer makes will vary greatly depending on their location and cost of living in that location. Most police officers make above the average salary in their location, allowing them and their families to live comfortably.
What is the starting salary for a police officer?
An entry-level police officer starts off making $31,965 per year on average in the US according to reported salaries by Indeed users.
How much does a cop make per hour?
Police officers make $23.86 per hour on average.