Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Illinois

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,500
25th Percentile Wage
$56,260
50th Percentile Wage
$74,230
75th Percentile Wage
$89,060
90th Percentile Wage
$99,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.03
25th Percentile Wage
$27.05
50th Percentile Wage
$35.69
75th Percentile Wage
$42.82
90th Percentile Wage
$47.91

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.91. The median hourly salary is $35.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.03.

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
201674,2301.47%4.80%
201573,1402.09%-
201471,610-1.56%-
201372,7302.83%-
201270,670--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Illinois ranges from $42,420 to $80,250. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $80,250. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $78,900). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$80,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$78,900
Decatur
$68,680
Kankakee-Bradley
$67,550
Champaign-Urbana
$66,320
Bloomington-Normal
$65,110
Rockford
$63,420
Springfield
$58,400
Peoria
$52,470
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$51,080
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,540
Danville
$45,680
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,210
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$42,420


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