Law Enforcement Officer salary in the United States

Average salary
$67,500/yr
Based on 24,467 income tax records
$32,000
$139,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
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56+
 
$50K
 
$61K
 
$75K
 
$78K
 
$66K
$32,000
$139,500
How much do Law Enforcement Officers make?
The average total salary for a Law Enforcement Officer is $67,500 per year. This is based on data from 24,467 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Law Enforcement Officer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Law Enforcement Officer salary can vary between $32,000 to $139,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Law Enforcement Officer salary by location

Law Enforcement Officer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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National Finance Center, Howard County, MD
13 income tax records
$148,000/yr
$110K – $160K
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State Of California, Placer County, CA
18 income tax records
$131,000/yr
$76K – $181K
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County Of Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA
12 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$93K – $169K
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County Of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA
19 income tax records
$118,000/yr
$81K – $172K
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Contra Costa County, Contra Costa County, CA
13 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$30K – $155K
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Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
12 income tax records
$113,500/yr
$65K – $169K
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The City Of New York, Nassau County, NY
19 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$52K – $139K
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City Of Seattle, King County, WA
14 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$74K – $149K
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King County, Pierce County, WA
11 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$79K – $142K
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Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, CA
13 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$63K – $182K
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County Of Ventura, Ventura County, CA
10 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$62K – $171K
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Riverside County, Riverside County, CA
36 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$53K – $169K
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Palm Beach Co Sheriffs Office, Palm Beach County, FL
49 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$55K – $167K
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Cnty Of Brwrd Off Of Sheriff, Broward County, FL
41 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$56K – $175K
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City Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
47 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$62K – $154K
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County Of Orange California, Orange County, CA
28 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$51K – $157K
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Washoe County Comptrollers Off, Washoe County, NV
22 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$56K – $146K
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City Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
59 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$70K – $134K
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Snohomish County, Snohomish County, WA
22 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$69K – $121K
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Clark County, Clark County, NV
106 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$46K – $151K
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County Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
60 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$56K – $137K
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City Of Houston, Harris County, TX
28 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$38K – $120K
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City Of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM
27 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$45K – $109K
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El Paso County, El Paso County, CO
27 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$42K – $96K
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City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
44 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$44K – $101K
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Manatee County Sheriffs Office, Manatee County, FL
52 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$44K – $110K
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Cook County, Cook County, IL
26 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$59K – $109K
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Hillsborough Co Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough County, FL
105 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$45K – $111K
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City Of Memphis, Shelby County, TN
26 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$41K – $90K
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Osceola County Sheriff, Osceola County, FL
29 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$46K – $97K
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Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Pinellas County, FL
43 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$34K – $109K
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Lake County Sheriffs Office, Lake County, FL
24 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$46K – $90K
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Marion County Sheriffs Office, Marion County, FL
20 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$41K – $89K
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City Of Colorado Springs Payroll, El Paso County, CO
20 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$35K – $86K
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Pasco County Sheriffs Office, Pasco County, FL
45 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$51K – $103K
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Tarrant County, Tarrant County, TX
35 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$46K – $104K
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Lee County Office Of Sheriff, Lee County, FL
79 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$46K – $85K
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City Of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
30 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$49K – $99K
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Harris County, Harris County, TX
48 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$42K – $91K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
34 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$39K – $92K
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City Of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach County, VA
24 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$45K – $93K
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Maricopa County, Maricopa County, AZ
57 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$43K – $106K
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St Johns County Sheriff, St. Johns County, FL
21 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$46K – $78K
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Bexar County, Bexar County, TX
21 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$38K – $70K
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Brevard County Sheriffs Office, Brevard County, FL
43 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$41K – $68K
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Polk County Sheriffs Office, Polk County, FL
54 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$39K – $99K
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Pima County, Pima County, AZ
22 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$34K – $82K
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City Of Jacksonville, Duval County, FL
27 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$32K – $110K
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County Of Greenville, Greenville County, SC
28 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$39K – $64K
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Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office, Calcasieu County, LA
28 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$33K – $62K

Law Enforcement Officer demographics in United States

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43% are single
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57% are married
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51% have kids
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67% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Law Enforcement Officers in United States

24,467 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a law enforcement officer in the United States is $67,500 per year. Law enforcement officer salaries in the United States can vary between $32,000 to $139,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 24,467 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as law enforcement officer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for law enforcement officers in the United States: National Finance Center ($148,000 a year), State of California ($131,000 a year), and County of Sonoma ($118,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for law enforcement officers in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($118,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($112,000 a year), and Washington Metro Area, DC ($110,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.