Law Enforcement Officer Salary in the United States

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 $25 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $22 and $28. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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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 $22 to $28 with the average hourly pay of $25. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $22 to $29 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $25.

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