Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alabama
Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Alabama?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alabama are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alabama is growing slower than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alabama earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Alabama?
There were approximately 11,410 workers employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state in 2018.
There were 10,420 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 990 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Alabama has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Alabama
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Alabama Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 740 annual job openings, and 11,210 total jobs in 2026 for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 49,500 annual jobs and 731,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Make in Alabama?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $29,510 to $64,800 with $44,560 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.19 to $31.15. The median hourly rate was $21.42.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.44 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.98.
The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Alabama Metros for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL||260||$38,300|
Top States for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Employment
View the list below to see where most Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$71,570|
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