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Police Patrol Officers

Nationwide Salary Range for 2012

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%$32,35025%$41,48050%$55,27075%$72,48090%$89,310

Military Salary Range:

Military Percentiles
10%$27,47125%$34,25350%$46,02175%$59,14690%$71,763

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: $87,050, CA: $85,480, NY: $75,280, AK: $73,770, IL: $70,670, WA: $68,640, NV: $68,030, DC: $65,180, CT: $64,790, CO: $64,730, OR: $63,730, AZ: $60,550, MN: $60,360, PA: $58,510, MA: $58,490, MD: $55,760, WI: $55,440, OH: $55,400, HI: $54,990, MI: $54,140, RI: $53,910, FL: $53,910, WY: $51,390, TX: $51,290, IA: $50,920, NE: $49,440, NH: $48,610, NM: $47,790, VA: $47,100, ND: $46,940, MT: $46,650, IN: $45,690, ID: $44,530, UT: $44,240, ME: $42,590, KS: $42,480, MO: $41,170, OK: $41,110, TN: $41,020, KY: $40,850, VT: $40,040, NC: $39,050, AL: $38,570, SD: $38,400, LA: $38,020, SC: $37,060, GA: $36,720, WV: $36,600, AR: $35,390, MS: $30,780, PR: $27,510,
Pay Range Color Key
$27,510
Puerto Rico
$87,050
New Jersey

Highest Paying Cities for This Career

CitySalary
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division $99,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division $97,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA $95,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division $93,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $93,860
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA $90,350
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division $89,830
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA $88,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division $87,680
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area $86,970
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.