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Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Oregon

Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Oregon?

6.9% Jobs Projection
$71,670 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Oregon are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Oregon is growing faster than average.

  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Oregon earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Oregon?

There were approximately 5,390 workers employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state in 2018.

The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Oregon has fewer Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.

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

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.

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

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 380 annual Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers job openings in Oregon, and 5,550 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $50,090 to $93,610 with $71,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.08 to $45.01. The median hourly rate was $34.46.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.06 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.40.

The median salary in Oregon is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,590 $76,950
Salem, OR 690 $70,770
Eugene, OR 520 $71,530
Medford, OR 270 $76,840
Bend-Redmond, OR 240 $74,120
Albany, OR 160 $64,880
Corvallis, OR 80 $74,900

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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