Police Officer salary in North Carolina

How much does a Police Officer make in North Carolina?

Average base salary

$42,271
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below national average

Most common benefits

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Flexible Schedule
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The average salary for a police officer is $42,271 per year in North Carolina. 244 salaries reported, updated at January 22, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in North Carolina

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3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Highest paying cities for Police Officers in North Carolina

  1. Rocky Mount, NC
    $43,352 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Salisbury, NC
    $43,108 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Durham, NC
    $42,493 per year
    12 salaries reported
  1. Fayetteville, NC
    $42,191 per year
    13 salaries reported
  2. Greensboro, NC
    $41,133 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $40,581 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Greenville, NC
    $39,247 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Winston-Salem, NC
    $39,096 per year
    18 salaries reported
  3. Asheville, NC
    $37,556 per year
    17 salaries reported
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Where can a Police Officer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Police Officers

Most recommended license

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 $42,271 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20101increase by 1
20113increase by 200.00%
20124075increase by 135733.33%
201315022increase by 268.64%
201418462increase by 22.90%
20159754decrease by 47.17%
201611648increase by 19.42%
201711143decrease by 4.34%
201811907increase by 6.86%
20198754decrease by 26.48%

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Most common benefits for Police Officers

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Bereavement leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Credit union membership
  • Health insurance
  • Dependent health insurance coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based 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.

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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.

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How much does a cop make per hour?

Police officers make $23.86 per hour on average.

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