Police Officer salary in the United States

Average salary
$67,500/yr
Based on 77,458 income tax records
$32,500
$127,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$52K
 
$63K
 
$75K
 
$78K
 
$73K
$32,500
$127,500
How much do Police Officers make?
The average total salary for a Police Officer is $67,500 per year. This is based on data from 77,458 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Police Officer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Police Officer salary can vary between $32,500 to $127,500 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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Police Officer salary by location

Police Officer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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City Of Seattle, Snohomish County, WA
58 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$77K – $172K
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City Of Sacramento City Hall, Sacramento County, CA
64 income tax records
$110,000/yr
$58K – $161K
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City Of Boston, Suffolk County, MA
94 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$51K – $163K
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City Of Spokane, Spokane County, WA
57 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$66K – $171K
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City Of Henderson, Clark County, NV
63 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$67K – $160K
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City Of Reno, Washoe County, NV
68 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$71K – $173K
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City Of Tacoma, Pierce County, WA
52 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$66K – $142K
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Municipality Of Anchorage, Anchorage County, AK
58 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$71K – $139K
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County Of Suffolk, Suffolk County, NY
58 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$48K – $223K
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County Of Hawaii, Hawaii County, HI
57 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$44K – $116K
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Montgomery County Maryland, Frederick County, MD
57 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$61K – $119K
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Clark County, Clark County, NV
579 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$61K – $145K
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City Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
848 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$54K – $137K
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City Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
102 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$49K – $124K
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City Of Fresno, Fresno County, CA
65 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$39K – $108K
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City And County Of Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI
142 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$61K – $125K
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City Of Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
97 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$54K – $137K
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City Of North Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
59 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$59K – $141K
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City Of Colorado Springs Payroll, El Paso County, CO
140 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$49K – $110K
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Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel County, MD
84 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$56K – $134K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
55 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$46K – $113K
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City Of Laredo, Webb County, TX
61 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$54K – $97K
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City Of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
83 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$63K – $102K
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City Of Madison Room 406, Dane County, WI
90 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$51K – $106K
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City Of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
64 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$46K – $98K
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City Of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
385 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$45K – $120K
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City Of Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
60 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$64K – $90K
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City Of St Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL
65 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$49K – $101K
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City Of New Orleans, Orleans County, LA
54 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$44K – $106K
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City Of Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ
108 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$46K – $107K
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City Of Buffalo, Erie County, NY
64 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$41K – $108K
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City Of Detroit, Macomb County, MI
57 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$46K – $111K
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Louisville Jefferson Co Metro, Jefferson County, KY
54 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$46K – $98K
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City Of Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX
92 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$46K – $93K
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City Of Memphis, Shelby County, TN
236 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$42K – $103K
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City Of El Paso, El Paso County, TX
124 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$39K – $95K
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City Of Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK
107 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$45K – $102K
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City Of St Louis Office Of City, St. Louis County, MO
90 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$44K – $92K
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City Of Knoxville, Knox County, TN
63 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$34K – $96K
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City Of Raleigh, Wake County, NC
106 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$37K – $93K
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City Of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH
92 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$37K – $79K
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City Of Newport News, Newport News County, VA
55 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$29K – $89K
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City Of Tucson, Pima County, AZ
142 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$40K – $101K
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City Of Myrtle Beach, Horry County, SC
66 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$43K – $83K
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City Of Wichita Active Employees, Sedgwick County, KS
82 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$43K – $84K
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City Of Mobile, Mobile County, AL
54 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$24K – $69K
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City Of Winstonsalem, Forsyth County, NC
52 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$36K – $77K
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City Of Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN
61 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$39K – $63K
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City Of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
77 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$28K – $64K

Police Officer demographics in United States

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44% are single
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56% are married
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51% have kids
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65% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Police Officers in United States

77,458 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a police officer in the United States is $67,500 per year. Police officer salaries in the United States can vary between $32,500 to $127,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 77,458 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as police officer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for police officers in the United States: City of Seattle ($115,500 a year), City of Sacramento City Hall ($110,000 a year), and City of Boston ($109,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for police officers in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($126,000 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($126,000 a year), and Vallejo Metro Area, CA ($115,500 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.