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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Officer Salary

$54,835 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$26.36 hourly

Entry level Salary
$32,000 yearly
$32,000
10 %
$54,835
Median
$93,000
90 %

How much does an Officer make?

Officers make $54,835 per year on average, or $26.36 per hour, in the United States. Officers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $93,000.

Location impacts how much an officer can expect to make. Officers make the most in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland.

Highest Paying States For Officers

The darker areas on the map show where officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Officer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1District of Columbia$92,901$44.66538
2Delaware$83,066$39.94300
3New York$105,699$50.822,122
4Massachusetts$81,153$39.021,566
5Maryland$81,861$39.361,155
6Connecticut$83,430$40.11538
7New Jersey$90,688$43.601,139
8Virginia$68,873$33.111,827
9Rhode Island$74,855$35.99190
10California$58,736$28.246,686
11Alaska$60,845$29.25252
12Ohio$59,838$28.771,732
13Pennsylvania$63,743$30.651,953
14Maine$68,060$32.72195
15Oregon$63,746$30.65646
16Washington$62,659$30.121,183
17New Hampshire$72,730$34.97221
18Vermont$65,350$31.42115
19Missouri$47,473$22.821,056
20Wisconsin$49,871$23.98909
21Kentucky$42,392$20.38838
22Michigan$54,145$26.031,118
23Hawaii$49,632$23.86273
24Illinois$45,115$21.692,013
25North Carolina$59,740$28.721,081
26Nevada$40,930$19.68403
27West Virginia$50,258$24.16209
28Indiana$43,330$20.83988
29Florida$40,054$19.263,371
30Wyoming$36,741$17.66179
31New Mexico$42,024$20.20308
32North Dakota$44,416$21.35136
33Utah$36,331$17.47767
34Minnesota$44,648$21.47949
35South Carolina$43,090$20.72573
36Alabama$38,881$18.69685
37Idaho$35,148$16.90402
38Arizona$36,236$17.421,134
39Texas$39,722$19.102,560
40Nebraska$33,399$16.06411
41Georgia$38,353$18.441,592
42Tennessee$39,204$18.85685
43Louisiana$39,163$18.83447
44Colorado$33,454$16.081,089
45Montana$29,956$14.40290
46Mississippi$34,374$16.53356
47Oklahoma$33,034$15.88502
48South Dakota$36,119$17.36123
49Iowa$33,588$16.15525
50Arkansas$33,115$15.92403
51Kansas$32,119$15.44350

Highest Paying Cities For Officers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$106,207$51.06
2Washington, DC$93,003$44.71
3Jersey City, NJ$91,118$43.81
4Newark, DE$83,400$40.10
5Baltimore, MD$82,716$39.77
6Boston, MA$80,987$38.94
7McLean, VA$74,143$35.65
8San Francisco, CA$71,587$34.42
9Seattle, WA$65,296$31.39
10Philadelphia, PA$64,629$31.07
11Raleigh, NC$62,816$30.20
12Columbus, OH$57,943$27.86
13Detroit, MI$55,357$26.61
14Madison, WI$46,719$22.46
15Chicago, IL$46,268$22.24

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. Newark, DE
  5. Baltimore, MD

Officer Salary Details

Officer Salary

What is an Officer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$93,000$7,750$45
75th Percentile$72,000$6,000$35
Average$54,835$4,570$26
25th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
10th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Deputy$54,633$4,553$26.2756,150
Special Agent$50,622$4,219$24.3446,232
Detective$66,424$5,535$31.9356,521
Safety And Security Officer$32,941$2,745$15.84133,260
Protection Security Officer$35,143$2,929$16.90122,427
Facility Security Officer$37,117$3,093$17.84124,890

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (148)
  2. UBS Jobs (41)
  3. Bank of America Jobs (247)
  4. G4S Jobs (31)
  5. Merrill Lynch Jobs (26)

Which Companies Pay Officers The Most?

The highest paying companies for officers are Ropes & Gray and Meta according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Bank of Hawaii and Citi report highly competitive wages for officers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Ropes & Gray$147,455$70.89
2Meta$143,099$68.80113
3Bank of Hawaii$125,947$60.5513
4Citi$124,004$59.62456
5Barclays$122,666$58.9710
6Santander Bank$116,349$55.944
7Bank of the West$115,652$55.60262
8State Street$105,905$50.92
9JPMorgan Chase & Co.$105,058$50.51181
10StoneX Group$103,810$49.9113
11City National Bank$102,735$49.3929
12First Hawaiian Bank$99,931$48.0427
13Weichert$98,254$47.241
14Rockland Trust$96,709$46.499
15Abbott$96,627$46.467
16Raytheon Technologies$95,242$45.79140
17Realogy$94,770$45.566
18BNP Paribas$94,489$45.4364
19Citizens Business Bank$94,008$45.209
20Lockheed Martin$94,006$45.2083

Officer Salary Trends

The salary for an officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Officer Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$40,900$19.68
Mid Level$48,500$23.32
Senior Level$67,000$32.21

Average Officer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Officer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$54,800$26.36+4.4%
    2021$52,400$25.20+4.0%
    2020$50,300$24.19+5.6%
    2019$47,500$22.84+4.2%
    2018$45,500$21.88+4.4%

    Recently Added Officer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New EnglandPhilanthropy OfficerPortland, ME06/01/2022$69,915
    Gardaworld Security Services U.S.Flex OfficerAmarillo, TX06/01/2022$33,392
    Allied UniversalDOD Cleared Officer Overnights Lockheed MartinKing of Prussia, PA06/01/2022$39,403
    Allied UniversalCleared Secret Officer DODAurora, CO05/31/2022$44,662
    Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.Philanthropy and Stewardship OfficerPine, AZ05/31/2022$60,000
    Brosnan Risk ConsultantsFlex Officer Job FairReading, PA05/31/2022$35,479
    Allied UniversalBadging OfficerReston, VA05/30/2022$54,262
    St. Moritz Security ServiceLuxury Brand and High End Retail Officers On The StripLas Vegas, NV05/29/2022$33,392
    St. Moritz Security ServiceHigh End Retail Boutique OfficersSan Antonio, TX05/29/2022$35,479
    Department of CorrectionsResidential OfficerWest Union, IA05/28/2022$42,765

    Officer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Officers the most?

    New York pays Officers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $105,699 per year, or $50.82 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Officer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Officer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $92,901 per year.

    What type of Officer gets paid the most?

    Lead Security Officer gets paid the most. Lead Security Officer made a median salary of $73,184. The best-paid 10 percent make $99,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $53,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Officer?

    A good starting salary for an officer is $32,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an officer in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for officers is $54,835, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an officer can vary by state.

    Do police officers get paid well?

    Yes, police officers can get paid well. On average, they make $47,000 yearly (about $3,997 monthly or $23 hourly).

    As most jobs go, factors like location and experience can determine your exact pay. On the lower end of the salary range, they can make about $35,000, typically for entry-level positions or low-paying states like Kansas and Missouri. On the higher end, they can earn more than $64,000.

    How much does an officer make a year?

    A police officer makes around $67,000 a year. The typical average salary range for a police officer is between $60,000 per year and $70,000 in a year.

    While the national average annual wage of a police officer is $67,000, according to the BLS, depending on the state, the average salary of a police officer can vary significantly.

    What is the starting salary of an officer?

    The average starting salary for a police officer is around $55,000 in a year. However, this pay goes up quickly, as the typical average salary range for a police officer is between $60,000 per year and $70,000 in a year.

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