Law Enforcement Officer Salary in the United States

How much does a Law Enforcement Officer make in the United States? The average Law Enforcement Officer salary in the United States is $51,617 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $45,918 and $58,539. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Salary range for a Law Enforcement Officer
$45,918 to $58,539
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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, ...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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Job Openings for Law Enforcement Officer
Allied Universal is looking for an Armed Security Officer; Prior Law Enforcment/Corrections for a N ... Preserves order and acts to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel ...
Allied Universal - Today
CHRISTUS Health - Texarkana , TX
The Armed Security Officer is responsible for responding to all emergency codes, internal/external ... Law enforcement experience preferred. * Previous healthcare security experience preferred. * Level ...
Christus Healthcare - 2 days ago
Dallas Law Enforcement Unifrom & Supply - Fort Worth , TX
We are looking for commissioned security officers, license in hand. If license is not in hand we can refer you to an academy to get licensed up. Officer is required to have their own mode of ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Allied Universal - Portland , Oregon
Armed officers should have prior military or law enforcement experience, or comparable training or certification, and must pass a Psychological Evaluation * Must be able to read and understand all ...
Allied Universal - 8 days ago
spcaLA - Los Angeles , CA
Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy graduates are assigned directly to the Field Training Officer program. Level II Humane Officers will also be scheduled to attend a powers of arrest course (PC ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Lange Investigation and Consulting Service LLC - Berrien County , MI
Security/Law Enforcement experience desired and preferred; Prefer a good working knowledge of ... All officers can be assigned to a variety of different job assignments and work sites depending on ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Law Enforcement Officer in the United States. The base salary for Law Enforcement Officer ranges from $45,918 to $58,539 with the average base salary of $51,617. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $46,397 to $59,770 with the average total cash compensation of $52,485.

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