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Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Alaska

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$84,830 Median Salary
80 Job Openings
  • 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.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in AK Employment Trend

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.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in AK vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers: Nation vs. AK

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.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Earnings: AK vs. National Average

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
Anchorage, AK 560 $90,500
Fairbanks, AK 100 $79,480

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
California 72,680 $104,790
Texas 60,260 $61,590
New York 53,560 $78,750
Florida 37,650 $57,320
Illinois 30,370 $82,670
Pennsylvania 27,850 $67,440
Ohio 24,890 $60,980
Georgia 22,410 $42,070
North Carolina 22,350 $46,160
New Jersey 19,950 $85,330
Virginia 18,080 $53,570
Massachusetts 16,830 $68,030
Michigan 16,270 $57,690
Missouri 13,510 $48,080
Tennessee 13,410 $44,270
Maryland 12,650 $67,030
Indiana 12,340 $54,570
Louisiana 11,810 $40,480
Alabama 11,410 $44,560
Arizona 11,320 $65,220

Below are the states where Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $104,790
New Jersey $85,330
Alaska $84,830
Illinois $82,670
Washington $78,870
New York $78,750
Colorado $74,550
Hawaii $73,370
Oregon $71,670
District of Columbia $71,570

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