Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,240
25th Percentile Wage
$34,540
50th Percentile Wage
$41,180
75th Percentile Wage
$49,180
90th Percentile Wage
$57,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,240.

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
$41,180
3.18% 10.83%
2016
$39,870
3.61% -
2015
$38,430
3.54% -
2014
$37,070
1.21% -
2013
$36,620
-0.27% -
2012
$36,720
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Georgia ranges from $30,230 to $45,630. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $45,630. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Athens-Clarke County (mean annual salary $42,700). The lowest paying area is East Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$45,630
Athens-Clarke County
$42,700
Columbus
$41,930
Gainesville
$41,400
Savannah
$40,250
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$38,940
Dalton
$38,760
Brunswick
$38,270
Warner Robins
$37,390
Macon
$37,260
Rome
$35,990
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,630
Albany
$35,570
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,160
Valdosta
$34,970
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$31,700
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,230




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