Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,220
25th Percentile Wage
$45,020
50th Percentile Wage
$57,420
75th Percentile Wage
$70,410
90th Percentile Wage
$79,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,220.

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
$57,420
3.13% 13.90%
2016
$55,620
2.09% -
2015
$54,460
2.09% -
2014
$53,320
2.08% -
2013
$52,210
5.31% -
2012
$49,440
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in Nebraska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Nebraska ranges from $41,960 to $67,040. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $67,040. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $66,430). The lowest paying area is Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$67,040
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$66,430
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$49,740
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$47,040
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$44,460
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$41,960




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