Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alaska
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- Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alaska earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Alaska?
In Alaska, there were 1,070 people working as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the year 2018.
There were 1,070 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Alaska
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 7.0%.
Alaska Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 80 annual Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers job openings in Alaska, and 1,290 total jobs in the year 2026.
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 Alaska?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $59,380 to $121,390 with $84,830 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.55 to $58.36. The median hourly rate was $40.78.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $40.13 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.65.
The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Alaska 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|
Top States for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Employment
The table below shows the states 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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