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 Vermont. On average, they make less than real estate appraisers but more than paralegals.

Career Median Salary
Real estate appraiser salary $51K
Meter reader salary $52K
Executive assistant salary $54K
Landscaper salary $50K
Interior designer salary $49K
Sheriff salary $52K
Police officer salary $52K
Piano tuner salary $49K
Computer repair technician salary $49K
Paralegal salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)