How much does a Law Enforcement Officer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Law Enforcement Officer in the United States is $26 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $23 and $29. Hourly rate 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. 

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What is a Law Enforcement Officer?

A Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), or peace officer in North American English, is a public-sector employee whose duties primarily involve the enforcement of laws. The phrase can include police officers, municipal law enforcement officers, special police officers, customs officers, state troopers, special agents, secret agents, special investigators, border patrol officers, immigration officers, court officers, probation officers, parole officers, arson investigators, auxiliary officers, game wardens, sheriffs, constables, corrections, marshals, deputies, detention officers, correction officers, ...

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Allied Universal - Fredericksburg , VA
Allied Universal Services is currently searching for a Hospital Security Officer in Spotsylvania, VA - Must have current DCJS ARMED security guard card/Prior security, military or law enforcement ...
Allied Universal Security Services - 14 days ago
Allied Universal - Winchester , VA
Armed officers should have prior military or law enforcement experience, or comparable training or certification, and must pass a Psychological Evaluation * As a condition of employment, employee ...
Allied Universal Security Services - 69 days ago
Franklin Police Department - Franklin , VA
Police Officer PD/12 DEPARTMENT: Police, City of Franklin POSITION STATUS: Non-exempt JOB SUMMARY ... The work consists of related law enforcement duties. Exposure to potentially life-threatening ...
ZipRecruiter - 28 days ago
Sentry Force Security - Virginia Beach , VA
IMMEDIATE HIRES NEEDED We are seeking a reliable and experienced VA Armed Security Officer to ... law enforcement, or other related fields Familiarity with security equipment Ability to handle ...
ZipRecruiter - 33 days ago
Centerra - Alexandria , VA
... National Officer (active duty or reserve) experience; [OR] Successful completion of a state ... With more than 21,000 personnel worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement ...
ZipRecruiter - 81 days ago
Sentry Force Security - Fairfax , VA
We are seeking several part time armed security officers to help cover open weekend positions ... law enforcement, or other related fields. Familiarity with security equipment Ability to handle ...
ZipRecruiter - 39 days ago
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Average Hourly Wage

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Law Enforcement Officer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Law Enforcement Officer ranges from $23 to $29 with the average hourly pay of $26. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $24 to $30 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $27.

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