The average salary for a police officer in the United States is around $42,805 per year.
This is 24% below the national average. Updated in 2017.
Police officers earn an average yearly salary of $42,805. Wages typically start from $36,126 and go up to $67,437.
Police officer earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Police officer salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
How do police officer salaries compare to similar careers?
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)