Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in District of Columbia
Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in District of Columbia?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in District of Columbia is growing slower than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in District of Columbia?
There were approximately 5,450 workers employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state in 2018.
There were 5,140 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 310 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for District of Columbia
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
District of Columbia Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 390 annual Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers job openings in District of Columbia, and 6,090 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 District of Columbia?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $56,530 to $93,000 with $71,570 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.18 to $44.71. The median hourly rate was $34.41.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.01 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $1.60.
The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top District of Columbia 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|
Related Careers in DC
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- Transit and Railroad Police
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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