Police officers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities industry. The average yearly wage for Police officers was $71,020 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Police officers by wage are Human resources workers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, and Property appraisers and assessors.
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, Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers, Firefighters, and 13 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Police officers are Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, Sierra Vista City PUMA, AZ, and Pulaski, Camden, Miller & Morgan Counties PUMA, MO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Police officers are Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, Carr 2 (Sur) PUMA, PR, and Sierra Vista City PUMA, AZ.