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How much you get paid
Police officers reported an average yearly salary of $56,260, or $27.05 an hour, as of 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This works out to average weekly pay of about $1,082. Their median salary was $54,230, or about $1,043 a week.
Pay by Employer
State police reported the highest earnings in 2011, averaging $60,650, or about $1,166 a week. By comparison, police officers employed by local governments reported an average of $1,080 a week, and federal police officers earned an average of $994 a week. Officers employed by colleges and universities tended to earn the least, averaging $913 a week. Those working for junior colleges averaged $845 a week.
How much you get paid in Michigan
- How much does a Police Patrol Officer make in Michigan? In Detroit, Michigan the median Police Patrol Officer salary is $52,935 with a range usually between $44,088-$62,467. However, within Michigan there is a lot of variation in Police Patrol Officer salaries from town to town. These variations can be caused by a wide range of factors including population and general competitiveness in the market. Below is a map displaying a few key cities in Michigan and surrounding states, click on any one to find Police Patrol Officer Salaries for that area.