Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Washington
Is Washington 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 Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Washington is growing faster than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Washington?
9,670 people worked as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in 2018 in this state.
There were 9,610 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Washington has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Washington
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Washington Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 770 annual job openings, and 10,980 total jobs in 2026 for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in this state.
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 Washington?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $53,960 to $101,110 with $78,870 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.94 to $48.61. The median hourly rate was $37.92.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.59 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $0.67.
The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Washington 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|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||610||$72,770|
|Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA||160||$74,560|
|Walla Walla, WA||120||$65,830|
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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