The average maximum pay for a police officer is $81,345 as of 2015, according to PayScale. The median national salary for a police officer is $48,336.
As with any industry, location and job title affect the average maximum salary. For example, the average salary range for the New York City Police Department is $45,000 to $79,000. The average salary range for the Police Department of Chicago is $46,000 to $64,000 and the average salary range for the San Francisco Police Department is $54,000 to $117,000. Experience also affects the maximum average salary for police officers, with those having 20 or more years’ experience averaging around $60,000 annually.