Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Arizona
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Arizona is growing faster than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Arizona?
There were approximately 11,320 workers employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state in 2018.
There were 11,480 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Arizona has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Arizona
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Arizona Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 630 annual Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers job openings in Arizona, and 9,350 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 Arizona?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $44,660 to $81,400 with $65,220 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.47 to $39.13. The median hourly rate was $31.36.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.7 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $1.34.
The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Arizona 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|
|Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ||290||$54,370|
|Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ||250||$52,590|
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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