Police Patrol Officer Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Police Patrol Officer, Cop, Police Officer

What is the average annual salary for Police Patrol Officer?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Police Patrol Officer may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Police Patrol Officer in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Police Patrol Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Police Patrol Officer in the United States is $52,799 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Police Patrol Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $52,799.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $52,799
  • 10%$35,935
  • 25%$43,972
  • 75%$62,303
  • 90%$70,955

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Job Description for Police Patrol Officer

Responsible for patrolling an assigned area to prevent and discover crime and to enforce regulations. Responsible for responding to calls, taking necessary action at the scene of crime or disturbance, conducting investigations, making arrests, testifying in court, and completing reports/forms and routine paperwork. Requires an associate's degree in criminal justice and/or additional certifications and at least 12 to 18 months of law enforcement experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a Police Sergeant. View Police Patrol Officer job description

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