Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,150
25th Percentile Wage
$27,730
50th Percentile Wage
$32,780
75th Percentile Wage
$36,310
90th Percentile Wage
$38,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.65
25th Percentile Wage
$13.33
50th Percentile Wage
$15.76
75th Percentile Wage
$17.46
90th Percentile Wage
$18.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $18.47. The median hourly salary is $15.76. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.65.

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
201632,7801.25%16.08%
201532,37045.38%-
201417,680-79.41%-
201331,72013.27%-
201227,510--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $17,680 to $33,300. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $33,300. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Ponce (mean annual salary $20,430). The lowest paying area is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1 with a median annual salary of $17,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$33,300
Ponce
$20,430
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$20,050
Guayama
$19,230
Mayaguez
$19,050
San German-Cabo Rojo
$18,880
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$18,140
Yauco
$18,110
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$17,680


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