Patrol Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$17,000
$24,000
$34,000
Patrol officers in the United States make an average salary of $24,813 per year or $11.93 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $34,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and real estate 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, professional, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Alaska, California, New Jersey, and Delaware provide the highest patrol officer salaries.
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Map of Patrol Officer Salaries

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

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Average Patrol Officer Salary By Location

While a patrol officer can average a salary of $24,813 per year, or $11.93 per hour, there are many opportunities for patrol officers to make more. For example, in Santa Barbara, CA you might make $38,769 per year. Other high-paying locations include Middle River, MD, Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Santa Barbara, CA where the average starting salary is $13,000. The highest paying states for patrol officers include Hawaii, Alaska and California. Meanwhile, Nebraska, Montana, and Idaho offer the lowest salaries.

Average Patrol Officer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a patrol officer, working for Holy Cross Energy or Cerner might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and SecurAmerica report highly competitive salaries for patrol officers.

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Average Patrol Officer Pay By Industry

Patrol officer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with finance, professional, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a patrol officer can make a yearly salary of $25,714 while working for finance companies. All the while, other patrol officers are making $25,331 at professional companies and $25,289 at technology companies. One industry patrol officers may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $21,758.

Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$25,714
$26k
Professional
Professional
$25,331
$25k
Technology
Technology
$25,289
$25k
Government
Government
$22,708
$23k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$21,758
$22k

Patrol Officer Salary History

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Patrol Officer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a patrol 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.

Recently Added Patrol Officer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Signal 88 Cincinnati
Signal 88 Cincinnati
Patrol Officer)
Patrol Officer)
Patrol Officer)
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$27,131
$27,131
07/30/2020
Weekend Patrol Officer
Weekend Patrol Officer
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$25,044
$25,044
07/28/2020
Minnesota City Jobs
Minnesota City Jobs
Patrol Officer
Patrol Officer
Patrol Officer
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$57,205
$57,205
07/28/2020
Buildings and Grounds Patrol Officer PS
Buildings and Grounds Patrol Officer PS
07/25/2020
07/25/2020
$43,076
$43,076
07/25/2020
Vehicle Patrol Officer-Unarmed-Dtc/South Denver
Vehicle Patrol Officer-Unarmed-Dtc/South Denver
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$33,392
$33,392
07/22/2020
Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia
Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia
Patrol Officer
Patrol Officer
Patrol Officer
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$29,283
$29,283
07/22/2020
Vehicle Patrol Officer-Unarmed-Dtc/South Denver
Vehicle Patrol Officer-Unarmed-Dtc/South Denver
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$33,392
$33,392
07/21/2020
Mobile Patrol Officer-Grave-
Mobile Patrol Officer-Grave-
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$32,349
$32,349
07/18/2020
Vehicle Patrol Officers
Vehicle Patrol Officers
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$35,479
$35,479
07/18/2020
Mobile Patrol Officer-Grave-
Mobile Patrol Officer-Grave-
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$32,349
$32,349
07/17/2020