Police officer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Police officer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $98,070
New Jersey $97,860
Illinois $83,080
Alaska $81,640
Oregon $80,860
Delaware $80,140
District of Columbia $79,310
New York $79,080
Colorado $78,560
Hawaii $78,540
Connecticut $77,640
Minnesota $77,610
Maryland $76,880
Pennsylvania $76,880
Massachusetts $76,340
Nevada $76,010
Wisconsin $71,590
Arizona $66,020
Rhode Island $65,440
Ohio $64,610
Michigan $64,510
Iowa $63,970
Texas $63,800
North Dakota $63,200
New Hampshire $62,130
Florida $61,970
Indiana $61,800
Nebraska $61,590
Montana $61,190
Utah $60,390
Idaho $60,040
Maine $60,040
Vermont $60,040
Wyoming $60,040
New Mexico $59,580
Virginia $58,480
Missouri $51,990
South Dakota $50,660
Kansas $50,480
Oklahoma $50,480
Georgia $48,730
North Carolina $48,390
South Carolina $48,380
Alabama $48,290
Tennessee $47,850
West Virginia $47,850
Kentucky $47,310
Puerto Rico $45,500
Louisiana $43,220
Arkansas $39,890
Mississippi $37,390
California $100,330

How do police officer salaries compare to similar careers?

Police officers earn about the same as related careers in New York. On average, they make less than energy auditors but more than wedding planners.

Career Median Salary
Energy auditor salary $77K
Mail superintendent salary $81K
Forensic science technician salary $80K
Real estate agent salary $75K
American sign language interpreter salary $78K
Police officer salary $79K
Sheriff salary $79K
Executive assistant salary $78K
Arbitrator salary $74K
Wedding planner salary $70K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)