Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New York
Is New York a good place for you to work as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New York is growing faster than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in New York?
In New York, there were 53,560 people working as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the year 2018.
There were 46,940 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 6,620 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means New York has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for New York
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
New York Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 4,000 annual Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers job openings in New York, and 57,930 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 New York?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $41,660 to $103,810 with $78,750 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.03 to $49.91. The median hourly rate was $37.86.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.23 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $2.63.
The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New York 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|
|Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY||2,330||$67,630|
|Glens Falls, NY||230||$45,380|
|Watertown-Fort Drum, NY||220||$65,670|
Top States for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Employment
View the list below to see 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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What Major Will Prepare You For a Police or Sheriff’s Patrol Officer Career?
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting
- Criminal Justice & Corrections
- Natural Resources & Conservation
- Natural Resource Management
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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