Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.

The Facts

Median ANNUAL EARNINGS

$53,227

Median Annual Earnings
are the midpoint earned
by 50 percent of workers
who are the lowest paid
and 50 percent of workers
who are the highest paid
in a particular occupation.

Jobs

1,488

Jobs are any position in
which a worker provides
labor in exchange for
monetary compensation
(note: one individual may
hold multiple jobs).

Average Annual Earnings

$55,099

Average Annual Earnings
are determined by
dividing the total earnings
for the occupation by the
number of jobs in the
occupation.

*Earnings include base rate plus commission and tips in some occupations.
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