Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Wisconsin
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Wisconsin are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Wisconsin is growing faster than average.
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in Wisconsin earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Work in Wisconsin?
11,260 people worked as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in 2018 in this state.
There were 12,410 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 1,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 7,830 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers working in it, which means Wisconsin has more Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers than average.
Job Projections for Wisconsin
Jobs for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.0%.
Wisconsin Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 860 annual job openings, and a total of 12,840 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?
In 2018 wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ranged from $40,940 to $82,090 with $62,970 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.69 to $39.47. The median hourly rate was $30.27.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $29.97 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.30.
The median salary in Wisconsin is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Wisconsin 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|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||5,880||$75,930|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI||3,290||$73,700|
|Green Bay, WI||460||$72,410|
|Eau Claire, WI||290||$57,390|
|Fond du Lac, WI||160||$65,820|
|La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN||150||$54,880|
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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