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 among Connecticut 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 Connecticut

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,320
25th Percentile Wage
$59,900
50th Percentile Wage
$71,630
75th Percentile Wage
$81,090
90th Percentile Wage
$93,020

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 $93,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,320.

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
$71,630
3.39% 9.55%
2016
$69,200
2.43% -
2015
$67,520
1.78% -
2014
$66,320
1.31% -
2013
$65,450
1.01% -
2012
$64,790
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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 $59,940 to $73,980. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Connecticut is Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk with a median annual salary of $73,980. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is New Haven (mean annual salary $72,450). The lowest paying area is Waterbury with a median annual salary of $59,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$73,980
New Haven
$72,450
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$72,440
Danbury
$72,290
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$69,430
Waterbury
$59,940




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