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Transit and Railroad Police Salary Information

The salary statistics of transit and railroad police are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of transit and railroad police within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The transit and railroad police annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Transit and Railroad Police Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,540
25th Percentile Wage
$54,570
50th Percentile Wage
$66,610
75th Percentile Wage
$81,920
90th Percentile Wage
$96,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for transit and railroad police. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) transit and railroad police is $96,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,540. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of transit and railroad police from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,61010.42%17.11%
201559,67013.37%-
201451,690-7.35%-
201355,4900.50%-
201255,210--

Table 2. Transit and Railroad Police Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of transit and railroad police in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$65,610

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Transit and Railroad Police by States

From the above tables we note that not only transit and railroad police salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of transit and railroad police in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $25,840 to $90,550. The highest paying state for transit and railroad police is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $90,550. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $25,840. For more salary information of transit and railroad police profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$90,550
New York
$75,220
Illinois
$71,430
Pennsylvania
$70,360
Arizona
$68,660
Virginia
$65,770
Tennessee
$63,240
California
$62,660
Ohio
$60,600
Texas
$59,380
Maryland
$58,950
Georgia
$56,460
Florida
$51,260
Massachusetts
$46,700
Washington
$44,660
Missouri
$34,750
Oregon
$30,920
Alabama
$25,840


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