Police Patrol Officer Salary in the United States

How much does a Police Patrol Officer make in the United States? The average Police Patrol Officer salary in the United States is $55,216 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $51,564 and $60,155. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Recently searched related titles: Hospital Police Officer

Recently searched companies with related titles : Michigan State Police Trooper, The Department of Virginia State Police Police, Pennsylvania State Police Department Trooper

Salary estimation for Police Patrol Officer at companies like : FONAR CORP, PRECIPIO, INC., QUORUM HEALTH CORP

Job Description

Police Patrol Officer is responsible for patrolling an assigned area to prevent and discover crime and to enforce regulations. Responsible for responding to calls, taking necessary action at the scene of crime or disturbance, conducting investigations, making arrests, testifying in court, and completing reports/forms and routine paperwork. Being a Police Patrol Officer requires an associate's degree in criminal justice and/or additional certifications and at least 12 to 18 months of law enforcement experience. Typically reports to a Police Sergeant. To be a Police Patrol Officer typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report.

Step of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Police Patrol Officer, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
51564
60155
55216

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
51564
60155
55216
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Police Patrol Officer in the United States. The base salary for Police Patrol Officer ranges from $51,564 to $60,155 with the average base salary of $55,216. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $51,564 to $60,155 with the average total cash compensation of $55,216.
Step of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.

51564
60155

 

Step of 3

Recalculate your target pay based on your unique skills and experiences

Job Openings for Police Patrol Officer
Salary for

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 26.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.2%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 13.8%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%
See more cities