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Police Officer salary in the United States

Average salary
$64,000/yr
Based on 50,695 income tax records
$31,500
$122,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$31,500
$122,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Police Officer in the United States is $64,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 50,695 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Police Officer salaries in the United States can vary between $31,500 to $122,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Police Officer salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
433 income tax records
$117,500/yr
$97K – $145K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
135 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$89K – $135K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
343 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$71K – $122K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
735 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$85K – $119K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
516 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$74K – $117K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
256 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$75K – $114K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
351 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$78K – $104K
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New Haven Metro Area, CT
136 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$71K – $107K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
916 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$70K – $108K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
293 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$69K – $105K
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Rochester Metro Area, NY
113 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$70K – $98K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
160 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$67K – $102K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
184 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$70K – $99K
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Allentown Metro Area, PA
134 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$69K – $99K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
1,199 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$67K – $100K
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Poughkeepsie Metro Area, NY
131 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$63K – $105K
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Worcester Metro Area, MA
172 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$67K – $101K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
554 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$68K – $103K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
1,635 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$66K – $96K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
528 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$62K – $100K
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York Metro Area, PA
121 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$64K – $94K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
1,422 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $94K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
738 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $95K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
257 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$65K – $90K
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Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
109 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$67K – $87K
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New York Metro Area, NY
1,876 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$57K – $106K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
538 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$63K – $90K
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Harrisburg Metro Area, PA
105 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$64K – $88K
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Buffalo Metro Area, NY
156 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$62K – $88K
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Manchester Metro Area, NH
145 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$61K – $86K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
417 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$57K – $94K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
442 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$64K – $84K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
482 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$60K – $85K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
350 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$64K – $80K
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Springfield Metro Area, MA
173 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$61K – $86K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
589 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$59K – $82K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
1,659 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$58K – $82K
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Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO
160 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$58K – $80K
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Madison Metro Area, WI
115 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$58K – $80K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
260 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$54K – $79K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
255 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$53K – $83K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
828 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$55K – $80K
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Grand Rapids Metro Area, MI
108 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$57K – $75K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
397 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$56K – $76K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
501 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$54K – $74K
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Omaha Metro Area, NE
128 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$57K – $73K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
435 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$54K – $78K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
1,206 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$53K – $77K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
333 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$50K – $73K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
134 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$49K – $74K

Police Officer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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County Of Suffolk, Suffolk County, NY
37 income tax records
$150,000/yr
$71K – $175K
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City Of Seattle, Pierce County, WA
36 income tax records
$145,000/yr
$108K – $155K
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City Of Boston, Suffolk County, MA
56 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$91K – $125K
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City Of San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA
51 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$90K – $115K
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City Of Tacoma, Pierce County, WA
36 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$87K – $113K
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City Of Reno, Washoe County, NV
36 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$88K – $102K
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City Of Henderson, Clark County, NV
36 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$72K – $105K
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City Of Austin, Williamson County, TX
108 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$76K – $101K
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Montgomery County Maryland, Frederick County, MD
46 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$76K – $95K
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Clark County, Clark County, NV
368 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$70K – $106K
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City And County Of Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI
77 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$74K – $93K
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City Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
577 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$67K – $96K
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City Of Tampa, Pasco County, FL
37 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$71K – $91K
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City Of North Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
42 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$67K – $106K
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City Of Spokane, Spokane County, WA
39 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$68K – $86K
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City Of Colorado Springs Payroll, El Paso County, CO
94 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$68K – $83K
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City Of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM
103 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$69K – $85K
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City Of Fresno, Fresno County, CA
47 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$65K – $92K
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City Of Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
31 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$69K – $81K
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City Of Laredo, Webb County, TX
34 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$63K – $83K
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Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel County, MD
46 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$61K – $83K
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City Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
64 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$60K – $92K
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City Of Madison Room 406, Dane County, WI
44 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$65K – $85K
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City Of Waco, McLennan County, TX
33 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$67K – $79K
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City Of New Orleans, Orleans County, LA
35 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$64K – $83K
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City Of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
144 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$67K – $81K
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City Of Glendale, Maricopa County, AZ
31 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $84K
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City Of St Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL
47 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$57K – $81K
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City Of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
48 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$67K – $78K
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City Of Amarillo, Randall County, TX
42 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$66K – $76K
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City Of Arlington, Tarrant County, TX
43 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$66K – $76K
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City Of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
253 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$51K – $82K
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City Of Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ
65 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$60K – $79K
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City Of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
45 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$64K – $78K
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Board Of Police Commissioners, Clay County, MO
60 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$56K – $78K
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City Of Buffalo, Erie County, NY
41 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$59K – $84K
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City Of Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX
55 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$59K – $74K
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City Of Omaha, Douglas County, NE
40 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$60K – $73K
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City Of Tucson, Pima County, AZ
102 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$48K – $71K
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City Of Memphis, Shelby County, TN
144 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$54K – $70K
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City Of El Paso, El Paso County, TX
82 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$48K – $71K
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City Of St Louis Office Of City, St. Louis County, MO
64 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$54K – $69K
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City Of Raleigh, Wake County, NC
73 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$49K – $65K
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Louisville Jefferson Co Metro, Jefferson County, KY
43 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$53K – $61K
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City Of Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK
76 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$48K – $66K
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City Of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH
58 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$47K – $64K
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City Of Myrtle Beach, Horry County, SC
44 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$51K – $60K
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City Of Wichita Active Employees, Sedgwick County, KS
52 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$46K – $65K
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County Of Chesterfield Virginia, Chesterfield County, VA
55 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$47K – $58K
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City Of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
43 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$35K – $45K

Police Officer demographics in the United States

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43% are single
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57% are married
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53% have kids
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63% own a home

Police Officer salaries by age

$0
$18,750
$37,500
$56,250
$75,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Police Officers in the United States

50,695 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a police officer in the United States is $64,000 per year. Police officer salaries in the United States can vary between $31,500 to $122,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 50,695 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: County of Suffolk ($150,000 a year), City of Seattle ($145,000 a year), and City of Boston ($111,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for police officers in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($117,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($110,500 a year), and Riverside Metro Area, CA ($100,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.