Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,990
25th Percentile Wage
$52,530
50th Percentile Wage
$73,270
75th Percentile Wage
$88,340
90th Percentile Wage
$107,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for police and sheriff's patrol officers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,990.

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
$73,270
2.59% -2.74%
2016
$71,370
3.11% -
2015
$69,150
-14.14% -
2014
$78,930
2.14% -
2013
$77,240
2.54% -
2012
$75,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers in state of New York ranges from $46,770 to $114,330. The highest paying area for police and sheriff's patrol officers in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $114,330. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $82,560). The lowest paying area is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $46,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$114,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$82,560
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$77,490
Ithaca
$68,910
Rochester
$68,480
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$68,320
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$68,130
Binghamton
$67,500
Elmira
$67,140
Syracuse
$64,620
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$63,890
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,620
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,310
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$62,370
Kingston
$61,840
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$57,460
Utica-Rome
$54,070
Glens Falls
$46,770




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