Police Patrol Officer Hourly Wages

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

What is the average hourly pay rate for Police Patrol Officer?
The hourly wages 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 hourly wages 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 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 an hour.

Source: HR Reported data as of August 2015

Median $25
  • 10%$17
  • 25%$21
  • 75%$30
  • 90%$34

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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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