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How Much Does an Officer Earn In The United States?

Officer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$26,000
$48,000
$87,000
Officers in the United States make an average salary of $48,472 per year or $23.3 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level officer salary is roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $87,000. If you like following the crowd, finance and government companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, insurance, and professional companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Alaska, Connecticut, and Massachusetts provide the highest officer salaries.
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Where Officers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Officers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, New Jersey and Alaska, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for officers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina.
Location
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range56k - 114k$80k$80,470

Jersey City, NJ

Salary Range52k - 106k$75k$74,835

Anchorage, AK

Salary Range62k - 72k$67k$67,131

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range46k - 93k$66k$66,279

Boston, MA

Salary Range46k - 93k$66k$66,117

Washington, DC

Salary Range46k - 91k$65k$64,904

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range45k - 91k$65k$64,525

Seattle, WA

Salary Range49k - 80k$63k$63,343

Newark, DE

Salary Range44k - 89k$63k$63,150

McLean, VA

Salary Range41k - 81k$58k$57,972
$29k
$114k

High Paying Officer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Officers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like HSBC North America Holdings and Merrill Lynch as they offer the highest salaries for officers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
HSBC North America Holdings
Salary Range90k - 122k$105k$105,349
Merrill Lynch
Salary Range79k - 124k$99k$99,205
Barclays Bank Delaware
Salary Range83k - 117k$99k$98,934
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range85k - 111k$98k$97,519
GL Noble Denton
Salary Range79k - 117k$97k$96,639
Zions Bancorporation
Salary Range75k - 119k$95k$94,967
Union Bank
Salary Range80k - 112k$95k$94,786
Bank of the West
Salary Range84k - 105k$95k$94,700
Bank Hapoalim
Salary Range73k - 118k$94k$93,658
Western Alliance Bank
Salary Range77k - 112k$94k$93,593
$69k
$124k

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Officer Salary History

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    How Much Do Officers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an officer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for officers tend to be found in finance, insurance, and professional companies. In fact, officers can make a yearly salary of $58,890 while working for finance companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Finance

    Salary Range41k - 83k$59k$58,890

    Insurance

    Salary Range35k - 77k$53k$52,635

    Professional

    Salary Range36k - 71k$51k$51,000

    Government

    Salary Range34k - 58k$45k$44,539
    $34k
    $83k

    How Experience Affects Officer Salaries

    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.

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    $46,203
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    $41,974
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    $70,928
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    $33,914
    $33,914
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