Public Safety Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$34,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$34,000
Median 50%
$48,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
WakeMed
Highest Paying City
Sunnyvale, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a public safety officer make?
The national average salary for a Public Safety Officer in the United States is $34,620 per year or $16.64 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $48,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $24,000 per year. Most Public Safety Officer jobs are in Health Care companies and Education companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Public Safety Officer salaries are Alaska, California, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. The typical employment in the position spans 2.9 years.

Average Public Safety Officer Salary By Location

As a Public Safety Officer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $34,620 per year or $16.64 per hour. Sunnyvale, CA reports the highest Public Safety Officer salaries at $43,459 per year. Even an entry-level Public Safety Officer makes $22,000 per year in Sunnyvale, CA. The highest earning states when it comes to Public Safety Officer salaries are Alaska, California, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Public Safety Officer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Public Safety Officer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Public Safety Officer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Public Safety Officer jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. WakeMed and Northside Hospital are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Christiana Care Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare report highly competitive salaries for Public Safety Officers.

Average Public Safety Officer Pay By Industry

Public Safety Officer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Education companies, and Utilities companies pay higher-than-average wages for Public Safety Officers. Health Care companies pay Public Safety Officers an average salary of $36,438, Education companies pay $35,270, and Utilities companys come in at $33,055. The types of companies that pay Public Safety Officers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $30,401.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$36,438
$36k
Education
Education
$35,270
$35k
Utilities
Utilities
$33,055
$33k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$32,207
$32k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$32,196
$32k
Finance
Finance
$30,401
$30k

Public Safety Officer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Public Safety Officer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Public Safety Officer can range from $28,942 to $44,405 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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 Public Safety Officer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Kern Comunity College District
Kern Comunity College District
Public Safety Officer I, Short-Term Temporary Hourly Assignment, As Needed
Public Safety Officer I, Short-Term Temporary Hourly Assignment, As Needed
04/21/2020
04/21/2020
$37,483
$37,483
Public Safety Officer II
Public Safety Officer II
04/18/2020
04/18/2020
$28,863
$28,863
City of Cedar Falls
City of Cedar Falls
Public Safety Officer
Public Safety Officer
04/17/2020
04/17/2020
$54,042
$54,042
Public Safety Corporal (Armed)
Public Safety Corporal (Armed)
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$40,697
$40,697
Ltd. Lane Transit District
Ltd. Lane Transit District
Transit Public Safety Officer I
Transit Public Safety Officer I
04/14/2020
04/14/2020
$35,333
$35,333
City of Sunnyvale, Ca
City of Sunnyvale, Ca
Public Safety Officer I-Lateral
Public Safety Officer I-Lateral
04/07/2020
04/07/2020
$113,764
$113,764
Public Safety Officer (Contingent Nights)
Public Safety Officer (Contingent Nights)
04/04/2020
04/04/2020
$31,305
$31,305
Public Safety Officer I (5 Positions Available AM PM)
Public Safety Officer I (5 Positions Available AM PM)
03/26/2020
03/26/2020
$28,863
$28,863
Kern Community College District
Kern Community College District
Public Safety Officer II-(
Public Safety Officer II-(
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$43,238
$43,238
Public Safety Officer
Public Safety Officer
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$34,561
$34,561