Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Michigan
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Michigan are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Michigan is growing faster than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Michigan?
16,270 people worked as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in 2018 in this state.
There were 16,720 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Michigan has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Michigan
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Michigan Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 1,330 annual job openings, and a total of 19,690 jobs for Michigan 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 Michigan?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $33,340 to $78,650 with $57,690 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.03 to $37.81. The median hourly rate was $27.74.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $27.59 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.15.
The median salary in Michigan is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Michigan 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|
|Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI||1,340||$67,310|
|Lansing-East Lansing, MI||880||$58,130|
|South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI||810||$54,140|
|Ann Arbor, MI||460||$64,960|
|Battle Creek, MI||310||$58,100|
|Niles-Benton Harbor, MI||310||$54,420|
|Bay City, MI||170||$59,250|
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||MI Employment Total|
|Transit and Railroad Police||80|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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