Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Connecticut

The average annual and hourly salaries for police and sheriff's patrol officers in the state of Connecticut are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of police and sheriff's patrol officers amongst Connecticut 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 Connecticut

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,590
25th Percentile Wage
$58,390
50th Percentile Wage
$69,200
75th Percentile Wage
$78,640
90th Percentile Wage
$91,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.84
25th Percentile Wage
$28.07
50th Percentile Wage
$33.27
75th Percentile Wage
$37.81
90th Percentile Wage
$43.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.94. The median hourly salary is $33.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.84.

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
201669,2002.43%6.37%
201567,5201.78%-
201466,3201.31%-
201365,4501.01%-
201264,790--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Connecticut cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Connecticut ranges from $58,030 to $71,960. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Connecticut is Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk with a median annual salary of $71,960. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford (mean annual salary $70,090). The lowest paying area is Waterbury with a median annual salary of $58,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$71,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$70,090
Danbury
$69,510
New Haven
$69,100
Waterbury
$58,030



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