Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, who are sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.

$61,050

Median US Salary

None

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Currently employed

662,390

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

7%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

50,000 or more

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

California $101,470

New Jersey $86,350

Alaska $83,470

Washington $80,260

Illinois $79,930

District of Columbia $74,890

Nevada $74,090

Colorado $73,600

New York $73,270

Connecticut $71,630

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Maxxing your 401k as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

31.1%

Per paycheck

$730.25

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,348.08
Pre Tax Retirement $730.25
Before Taxes $1,617.83
Taxes $485.35
Take Home $1,132.48

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