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 South Carolina. On average, they make less than paralegals but more than wedding planners.

Career Median Salary
Paralegal salary $42K
Forensic science technician salary $42K
American sign language interpreter salary $42K
Probation officer salary $42K
Legal secretary salary $40K
Police officer salary $41K
Sheriff salary $41K
Embalmer salary $44K
Precious metal worker salary $38K
Wedding planner salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)