Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Maryland
Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer?
While jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Maryland are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Maryland is expected to decrease.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Maryland earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Maryland?
In Maryland, there were 12,650 people working as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the year 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Maryland has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Maryland
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are declining at a rate of 1.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Maryland Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 840 annual job openings, and a total of 13,400 jobs for Maryland 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 Maryland?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $45,520 to $95,170 with $67,030 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.89 to $45.75. The median hourly rate was $32.22.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.33 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.89.
The median salary in Maryland is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Maryland 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|
|California-Lexington Park, MD||80||$56,100|
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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|Occupation||MD Employment Total|
|Transit and Railroad Police||140|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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