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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in New York

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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?

9.4% Jobs Projection
$78,750 Median Salary
4,000 Job Openings

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?

There were approximately 53,560 workers employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state in 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.

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in NY Employment Trend

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.

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

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%.

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

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.

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

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
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,880 $66,990
Rochester, NY 1,420 $69,000
Syracuse, NY 1,070 $61,170
Utica-Rome, NY 580 $56,960
Binghamton, NY 440 $69,590
Kingston, NY 350 $63,100
Glens Falls, NY 230 $45,380
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 220 $65,670
Ithaca, NY 200 $69,070
Elmira, NY 80 $69,720

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
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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