Police Patrol Officers

Nationwide Salary Range for 2015

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

Civilian Salary Range:

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Civilian Percentiles
10%$33,43025%$42,91050%$58,32075%$76,16090%$96,110

Military Salary Range:

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Military Percentiles
10%$27,87625%$34,38450%$46,54175%$59,43590%$71,867

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:

Military 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
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STATE BY STATE SALARY

States: CA: $93,550, NJ: $89,160, AK: $77,230, WA: $74,170, DC: $72,000, NV: $71,330, IL: $69,910, NY: $69,140, CT: $65,950, OR: $65,890, DE: $65,740, CO: $65,700, HI: $64,940, MA: $64,250, PA: $63,480, MD: $61,610, AZ: $60,700, MN: $59,310, TX: $58,710, FL: $57,420, MI: $56,720, OH: $56,090, RI: $55,790, IA: $54,300, WI: $54,220, NE: $53,610, WY: $53,590, VA: $53,410, NH: $53,250, ND: $51,610, ID: $50,060, MT: $49,630, IN: $48,990, UT: $48,770, NM: $48,480, VT: $46,950, MO: $46,230, KS: $45,390, SD: $44,070, OK: $43,710, ME: $43,580, TN: $43,090, NC: $42,980, AL: $42,400, KY: $42,030, WV: $41,020, SC: $40,340, GA: $39,510, LA: $38,100, AR: $37,330, MS: $33,350, PR: $30,870,
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Pay Range Color Key
$30,870
Puerto Rico
$93,550
California

Highest Paying Cities for This Career

CitySalary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $114,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division $108,150
Napa, CA $104,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA $103,130
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA $102,570
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA $100,430
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division $99,240
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division $98,580
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division $97,910
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division $97,530
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.

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