Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,850
25th Percentile Wage
$66,980
50th Percentile Wage
$80,260
75th Percentile Wage
$92,980
90th Percentile Wage
$102,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,850.

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
$80,260
4.02% 14.48%
2016
$77,030
2.70% -
2015
$74,950
3.02% -
2014
$72,690
2.41% -
2013
$70,940
3.24% -
2012
$68,640
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of Washington ranges from $56,750 to $88,400. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $88,400. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $87,620). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $56,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$88,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$87,620
Tacoma
$84,330
Bellingham
$80,910
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$80,260
Olympia
$78,980
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$75,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$74,840
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$74,700
Yakima
$74,170
Longview
$73,170
Spokane
$72,410
Bremerton-Silverdale
$70,040
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$69,190
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$67,340
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,180
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,390
Lewiston
$56,750




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