Salary for Police Patrol Officers

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This occupation has now been updated to Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Also known as:  Border Guard, Border Patrol Officer, Constable, Cop, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Police, Mounted Police, Park Police, Patrol Officer

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Police patrol officers work to prevent crime and protect public laws and regulations by patrolling designated areas, directing traffic as needed, actively controlling crowds and making necessary arrests. They confidently maintain public order and respond to emergencies by monitoring suspicious situations. In the event of a criminal event, they are expected to deliver medical aid to victims or those who have been involved in an accident. They are often called upon to testify in court on specific incidents and accidents. An associate's degree is required at minimum to enter this professional field.

A Police Patrol Officer earns a pay level between $38,420 to $109,040 based on the level of experience. will most likely receive an average wage of seventy thousand dollars yearly.

can obtain the highest salaries in California, where they can get average job salaries of just about $107,440. This group of people are compensated most highly in Public Administration, where they earn pay of $70,480.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.54 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Police Patrol Officers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$70,480
Educational Services
$59,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,000
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$56,790
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,460

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
$56,460
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$56,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,000
Educational Services
$59,180
Public Administration
$70,480