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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of police and sheriff's patrol officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of police and sheriff's patrol officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,310
25th Percentile Wage
$37,030
50th Percentile Wage
$55,610
75th Percentile Wage
$80,030
90th Percentile Wage
$93,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $29,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.09
25th Percentile Wage
$17.80
50th Percentile Wage
$26.74
75th Percentile Wage
$38.47
90th Percentile Wage
$44.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.90. The median hourly salary is $26.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.09.

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
201655,610-0.88%6.89%
201556,1002.21%-
201454,860-0.87%-
201355,3406.43%-
201251,780--

Table 3. Compare Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $55,610 in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 40.0 percent (40.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 34.6 percent (34.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnstown.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$92,700
Erie
$74,670
Lancaster
$73,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,400
Philadelphia
$71,650
Reading
$66,180
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$66,140
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$65,710
York-Hanover
$62,060
Lebanon
$62,050
Pittsburgh
$58,210
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,140
Williamsport
$56,970
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,610
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$48,970
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$45,590
Altoona
$43,360
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,250
Johnstown
$36,360

See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.