Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,140
25th Percentile Wage
$54,100
50th Percentile Wage
$66,200
75th Percentile Wage
$77,100
90th Percentile Wage
$84,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,140.

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
$66,200
3.67% 8.82%
2016
$63,770
3.83% -
2015
$61,330
0.42% -
2014
$61,070
0.51% -
2013
$60,760
0.66% -
2012
$60,360
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Minnesota ranges from $53,280 to $65,860. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $65,860. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Rochester (mean annual salary $61,480). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$65,860
Rochester
$61,480
Mankato-North Mankato
$60,470
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$57,140
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$56,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$55,700
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$53,280




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