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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $34.84
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$22.70 $30.46 $40.55
Minnesota
$28.18 $34.84 $40.67
Central Minnesota
$25.17 $30.43 $36.47
Northeast Minnesota
$27.83 $32.22 $37.93
Northwest Minnesota
$25.07 $28.78 $32.58
Southeast Minnesota
$24.49 $30.20 $36.47
Southwest Minnesota
$21.80 $28.06 $33.96
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$33.64 $38.87 $44.66

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 9,450 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 7,222 new Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 684,200 731,900 47,800 7%
Minnesota 9,879 10,629 750 7.6%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 1,255 1,344 89 7.1%
Central Minnesota 1,062 1,208 146 13.7%
Northeast Minnesota 655 663 8 1.2%
Southeast Minnesota 818 862 44 5.4%
Southwest Minnesota 901 916 15 1.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,198 5,678 480 9.2%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.