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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,550
25th Percentile Wage
$54,440
50th Percentile Wage
$68,010
75th Percentile Wage
$77,320
90th Percentile Wage
$83,220

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 $83,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,010
4.43% 10.97%
2016
$65,000
1.85% -
2015
$63,800
6.03% -
2014
$59,950
-1.97% -
2013
$61,130
0.95% -
2012
$60,550
- -

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 $71,950. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $71,950. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Prescott (mean annual salary $59,440). 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
$71,950
Prescott
$59,440
Tucson
$59,340
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$52,680
Flagstaff
$51,590
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$48,230
Yuma
$48,040
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$46,720




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