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 $29 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $26 and $32. 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. 

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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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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission - Roanoke , VA
JOB SUMMARY The Airport Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), is a sworn Police Officer position that primarily supports the safety and security of the traveling public at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional ...
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Sentara Health - Harrisonburg , VA
Former military, law enforcement or security officer experience preferred. As aSecurity Officer with Sentara, you will ensure a physically safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, and ...
Jobs2Careers - 1 day ago
Andy Frain Services - Virginia Beach , VA
... law enforcement and fire departments. Security personnel will always perform job duties with a ... Security Officers must maintain a professional image and always demonstrate excellent customer ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
GardaWorld Security Services U.S. - Virginia Beach , VA
Job Description GardaWorld - Security Services Security Officer - Now Hiring! You've got the right ... If you have 2 years of Security, Military, Law Enforcement experience - even better! * You have a ...
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Position Security Officer Reports To Senior Security Officer Department Safety & Security FLSA ... Experience Two years security, law enforcement, military, or related experience. Safety related ...
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Jushi - Alexandria , VA
The Security Officer provides a safe and secure environment for visitors and employees by enforcing ... Minimum of 3 years' experience with security, law enforcement, military or related field preferred
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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 $26 to $32 with the average hourly pay of $29. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $26 to $33 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $29.

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