Here's how much police officers make in every state

By Andy Kiersz, Business Insider

Police officers put their lives on the line every day as part of their jobs. We took a look at how much they're paid across the US.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program provides data on employment and wages for different occupations. Using data from that program, we put together this map showing median annual pay for police and sheriff's patrol officers in each state and DC. 

© Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Bureau of Labor Statistics

As with many occupations, pay for police officers tends to be higher in bigger, urbanized, and coastal states and lower in southern and Midwestern states. 

Median annual earnings in May 2018, the most recent period for which data is available, ranged from $34,350 in Mississippi to $104,790 in California.


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