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Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Indiana

Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Indiana?

7.5% Jobs Projection
$54,570 Median Salary
850 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Indiana are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Indiana is growing faster than average.

  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Indiana earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Indiana?

In 2018, there were 12,340 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers working in the state.

There were 11,920 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in IN Employment Trend

The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Indiana has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.

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

Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.

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

Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 850 annual job openings, and a total of 12,480 jobs for Indiana Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $36,930 to $76,780 with $54,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.76 to $36.91. The median hourly rate was $26.23.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.76 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.47.

The median salary in Indiana is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top Indiana 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 24,460 $85,970
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,090 $67,730
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3,990 $61,970
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 2,640 $53,840
Fort Wayne, IN 820 $59,540
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 810 $54,140
Evansville, IN-KY 540 $54,630
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 280 $56,780
Terre Haute, IN 250 $40,230
Bloomington, IN 230 $55,160
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 220 $51,440
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 200 $57,550
Muncie, IN 190 $47,790
Kokomo, IN 110 $54,890
Columbus, IN 80 $47,470

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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