Police officers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities industry. The average yearly wage for Police officers was $66,223 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Police officers by wage are Mining machine operators, Judicial law clerks, and Appraisers & assessors of real estate.
Police officers are part of the Protective service occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other, Firefighters, Fire inspectors, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Detectives & criminal investigators, Police officers, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Animal control workers, Private detectives & investigators, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Crossing guards, Transportation security screeners, and Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Police officers are Pulaski, Camden, Miller & Morgan Counties PUMA, MO, Maine, Norwood Park Townships & Chicago CityEdison Park PUMA, IL, and Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Police officers are Pulaski, Camden, Miller & Morgan Counties PUMA, MO, Carr 3 (Noreste) PUMA, PR, and Carr 3 (Sureste) PUMA, PR.