Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New Jersey
Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in New Jersey?
While jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New Jersey are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New Jersey is expected to decrease.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, there were 19,950 people working as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the year 2018.
There were 19,580 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 370 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for New Jersey
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are declining at a rate of 1.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
New Jersey Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 1,270 annual job openings, and 20,370 total jobs in 2026 for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state.
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 New Jersey?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $45,370 to $123,890 with $85,330 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.81 to $59.56. The median hourly rate was $41.03.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $41.51 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.48.
The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New Jersey 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|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||54,670||$84,970|
|Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ||800||$86,650|
|Ocean City, NJ||300||$70,740|
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||NJ Employment Total|
|Transit and Railroad Police||460|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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