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 6% less than similar careers in Delaware. On average, they make less than special agents but more than underwriters.

Career Median Salary
Special agent salary $71K
Energy auditor salary $77K
Mail superintendent salary $82K
Coroner salary $73K
Librarian salary $72K
Police officer salary $68K
Sheriff salary $68K
Recruiter salary $62K
Funeral director salary $64K
Underwriter salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)