Police Patrol Officers

Nationwide Salary Range for 2013

The typical amount of money people make in this career. Salaries above $187,200 are displayed as "> $187,200."

Civilian Salary Range:

Civilian Percentiles
10%$32,67025%$41,91050%$56,13075%$73,71090%$90,700

Military Salary Range:

Military Percentiles
10%$27,82525%$34,88250%$47,01775%$60,33590%$72,973

Nationwide Historical Salary Average*

*The amount of money people made in this career over the past five years. Salaries above $187,200 are displayed as '> $187K.'

Civilian Historical Salary:

Civilian Historical Salary

Military Historical Salary:

Civilian Historical Salary

Statewide Historical Salary Average*

 

What makes up a civilian salary?

Civilian salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also may offer:

  • Commissions/Tips
  • Incentive Pay
  • Cost-of-Living Allowances
  • Longevity Pay

What makes up a military salary?

Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also may offer:

  • Housing Allowances
  • Subsistence Allowances
  • Special and Incentive Pays
  • Cost-of-Living Allowances
  • Hazardous-Duty Pay
  • Bonuses

Learn more about what goes into a salary with the Compensation Estimator
Learn more about Military Benefits

STATE BY STATE SALARY

States: NJ: $88,220, CA: $86,040, AK: $73,990, NY: $70,670, WA: $70,640, DC: $69,420, IL: $68,570, NV: $68,260, DE: $64,580, CT: $64,020, CO: $63,370, OR: $62,000, PA: $60,130, AZ: $59,100, MD: $58,980, MN: $58,220, MA: $58,000, HI: $57,470, FL: $57,280, RI: $54,830, WI: $54,140, MI: $53,800, OH: $53,700, TX: $53,030, IA: $52,240, NE: $51,600, WY: $51,110, NH: $51,000, VA: $50,920, ND: $50,250, ID: $47,210, MT: $47,180, IN: $47,120, NM: $47,100, UT: $46,400, KS: $44,060, MO: $43,980, VT: $42,950, ME: $42,800, SD: $42,030, OK: $41,980, TN: $41,600, KY: $41,440, AL: $41,040, NC: $40,940, LA: $38,970, GA: $38,320, SC: $37,840, WV: $37,830, AR: $37,050, MS: $31,820, PR: $29,960,
Pay Range Color Key
$29,960
Puerto Rico
$88,220
New Jersey

Highest Paying Cities for This Career

CitySalary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division $99,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA $98,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division $97,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $96,430
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division $94,560
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division $92,550
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA $90,340
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA $89,690
Redding, CA $89,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division $89,170
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.