Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Ohio
Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Ohio?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Ohio are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Ohio is growing slower than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Ohio earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Ohio?
In Ohio, there were 24,890 people working as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the year 2018.
There were 24,950 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Ohio has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Ohio
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Ohio Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 1,640 annual job openings, and a total of 25,370 jobs for Ohio 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 Ohio?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $35,260 to $85,980 with $60,980 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.95 to $41.34. The median hourly rate was $29.32.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.21 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.11.
The median salary in Ohio is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Ohio 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|
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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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
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