Police Officers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Police Officers in the United States is around $71410 per year.

How much do Police Officers make in the United States?

In the United States, Police Officers earn an average hourly wage of $34.33 and a mean annual wage of $71410.

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Police Officers earnings by experience

For Police Officers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $19.51 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $24.17 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $31.64, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $40.65. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $50.08 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Police Officers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $40580 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $50270 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $65810. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $84550, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $104160 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Police Officers

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Earnings for Junior-level Police Officers

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Earnings for Mid-level Police Officers

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Earnings for Senior-level Police Officers

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Earnings for Top-level Police Officers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)