Police Officer Salary

The average salary for a Police Officer in the UK is:


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Police Officer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £21,508.

The average salary in 2009 was £32,452, based on 46 respondents (a difference of 51% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £28,575, based on 55 respondents (a difference of -14% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £32,490, based on 62 respondents (a difference of 14% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £33,917, based on 25 respondents (a difference of 4% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Police Officer based on all salary survey responses is: £31,500

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Police Officer is £15.97.

Assorted Police Officer Salary Information

£31,500East of England26-February-18
£33,000Northern Ireland1-October-15
£36,850East of England19-February-15
£27,000Yorkshire and North East29-July-14
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Police Officer salary data

Police Officer Salary By UK Region

£31,791North West
£32,575South East
£32,668Yorkshire and North East
£27,000Northern Ireland
£16,500East of England
£23,500South West

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Police Officer, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £23,960 for a worker in their 20s, £31,308 (30s), £37,058 (40s) and £37,058 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Police Officer is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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