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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
SOC Code: 33-3051.00

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.33-3051.01 Police Patrol Officers 33-3051.03 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $29.35 hourly, $61,050 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 684,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Average (5% to 9%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 49,500

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