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

The average annual salaries for police and sheriff's patrol officers in the state of New York are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of police and sheriff's patrol officers amongst New York areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in New York (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,660
25th Percentile Wage
$50,170
50th Percentile Wage
$78,750
75th Percentile Wage
$95,090
90th Percentile Wage
$103,810

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 $103,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,660.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of police and sheriff's patrol officers from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$78,750
6.96% 4.41%
2017
$73,270
2.59% -
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 (2018 Survey)

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 $45,380 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-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $84,970). The lowest paying area is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $45,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$114,330
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$84,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$82,560
Elmira
$69,720
Binghamton
$69,590
Ithaca
$69,070
Rochester
$69,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$68,130
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$67,630
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$66,990
Watertown-Fort Drum
$65,670
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,310
Kingston
$63,100
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$63,090
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$62,370
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area
$61,510
Syracuse
$61,170
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$59,190
Utica-Rome
$56,960
Glens Falls
$45,380




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