Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for police and sheriff's patrol officers in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of police and sheriff's patrol officers among Arizona metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,470
25th Percentile Wage
$51,680
50th Percentile Wage
$65,000
75th Percentile Wage
$74,390
90th Percentile Wage
$80,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.90
25th Percentile Wage
$24.85
50th Percentile Wage
$31.25
75th Percentile Wage
$35.76
90th Percentile Wage
$38.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.47. The median hourly salary is $31.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.90.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,0001.85%6.85%
201563,8006.03%-
201459,950-1.97%-
201361,1300.95%-
201260,550--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in Arizona Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Arizona ranges from $46,720 to $69,020. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $69,020. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Prescott (mean annual salary $58,550). The lowest paying area is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$69,020
Prescott
$58,550
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$57,550
Tucson
$57,090
Flagstaff
$52,660
Yuma
$47,780
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$47,010
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$46,720



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