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 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 Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,920
25th Percentile Wage
$28,210
50th Percentile Wage
$32,840
75th Percentile Wage
$36,310
90th Percentile Wage
$38,370

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 $38,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,920.

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
$32,840
0.18% 16.23%
2016
$32,780
1.25% -
2015
$32,370
45.38% -
2014
$17,680
-79.41% -
2013
$31,720
13.27% -
2012
$27,510
- -

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 $18,000 to $33,350. 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 $33,350. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Ponce (mean annual salary $22,000). The lowest paying area is Fajardo with a median annual salary of $18,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$33,350
Ponce
$22,000
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$19,870
Guayama
$19,730
Mayaguez
$19,680
San German-Cabo Rojo
$19,500
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$18,600
Yauco
$18,110
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$18,080
Fajardo
$18,000




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