Police officer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Police officer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $80,623
Alabama $41,473
Arkansas $35,441
Arizona $50,916
California $104,790
Colorado $74,550
Connecticut $71,350
District of Columbia $71,570
Delaware $68,460
Florida $57,320
Georgia $42,070
Hawaii $74,040
Iowa $53,783
Idaho $52,234
Illinois $75,720
Indiana $49,302
Kansas $43,888
Kentucky $41,711
Louisiana $40,480
Massachusetts $69,870
Maryland $67,030
Maine $49,860
Michigan $57,690
Minnesota $70,220
Missouri $48,920
Mississippi $34,530
Montana $55,710
North Carolina $48,420
North Dakota $56,760
Nebraska $58,100
New Hampshire $56,880
New Jersey $83,720
New Mexico $52,070
Nevada $68,460
New York $78,750
Ohio $60,980
Oklahoma $43,070
Oregon $71,670
Pennsylvania $63,274
Puerto Rico $33,010
Rhode Island $60,460
South Carolina $40,770
South Dakota $46,920
Tennessee $44,270
Texas $60,443
Utah $53,890
Virginia $53,570
Vermont $52,380
Washington $78,870
Wisconsin $62,970
West Virginia $43,420
Wyoming $54,290

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 coroners but more than recruiters.

Career Median Salary
Coroner salary $69K
Transit police officer salary $72K
Sheriff salary $63K
Fire inspector salary $62K
Forensic science technician salary $59K
Police officer salary $57K
Healthcare social worker salary $57K
Insurance appraiser salary $59K
Judicial law clerk salary $54K
Recruiter salary $55K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)