How much does a Police Patrol Officer make an hour? The median hourly wage for a Police Patrol Officer is $25, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $24-$27, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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 hourly wages for people with the job title Police Patrol Officer in the United States.
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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 hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Police Patrol Officer in the United States is $25 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Police Patrol Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $25.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Police Patrol Officer that make less than that hourly rate. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Police Patrol Officer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
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. Typically reports to a Police Sergeant. Typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. View full job description