Police officer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Police officer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $104,790
Alaska $84,830
New Jersey $85,330
Washington $78,870
Illinois $82,670
District of Columbia $71,570
New York $78,750
Hawaii $73,370
Colorado $74,550
Connecticut $71,350
Nevada $68,460
Oregon $71,670
Delaware $68,460
Massachusetts $68,030
Minnesota $70,220
Maryland $67,030
Pennsylvania $67,440
Arizona $65,220
Wisconsin $62,970
Texas $61,590
Ohio $60,980
Rhode Island $60,460
Florida $57,320
Iowa $58,500
New Hampshire $56,880
Nebraska $58,100
North Dakota $56,760
Virginia $53,570
Michigan $57,690
Montana $55,710
Indiana $54,570
Wyoming $54,290
Utah $52,550
Idaho $51,060
Vermont $52,380
New Mexico $52,070
Maine $49,860
Missouri $48,080
South Dakota $46,920
North Carolina $46,160
Kansas $46,170
Oklahoma $43,070
Alabama $44,560
Kentucky $44,820
Tennessee $44,270
West Virginia $43,420
Georgia $42,070
South Carolina $40,770
Louisiana $40,480
Arkansas $37,680
Mississippi $34,530
Puerto Rico $33,010

How do police officer salaries compare to similar careers?

Police officers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than underwriters but more than forensic science technicians.

Career Median Salary
Underwriter salary $48K
Bailiff salary $46K
Insurance appraiser salary $47K
Substance abuse social worker salary $45K
Meter reader salary $34K
Police officer salary $43K
Legislator salary $25K
Recruiter salary $43K
Embalmer salary $44K
Forensic science technician salary $41K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)