Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Oregon
Considering a career as a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Oregon?
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.
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%.
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.
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|
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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