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 metropolitan 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 Nebraska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,130
25th Percentile Wage
$44,000
50th Percentile Wage
$55,620
75th Percentile Wage
$67,260
90th Percentile Wage
$76,280

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 $76,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.89
25th Percentile Wage
$21.15
50th Percentile Wage
$26.74
75th Percentile Wage
$32.34
90th Percentile Wage
$36.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.68. The median hourly salary is $26.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.89.

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
201655,6202.09%11.11%
201554,4602.09%-
201453,3202.08%-
201352,2105.31%-
201249,440--

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 $41,020 to $65,230. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $65,230. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $64,330). The lowest paying area is Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$65,230
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$64,330
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$48,030
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$45,590
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$42,920
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$41,020


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