The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.

Prestigious, but dangerous: how much do cops earn in the USA

Six August 14 police officers were injured during a shootout with criminals in Philadelphia. Officers said they “had to run through windows and doors to escape bullets.” During the detention of drug dealers, the bandits took two policemen hostage, they had to be released by special forces soldiers. The operation was accompanied by a shootout in which the cops miraculously survived. This is just one of many examples of how dangerous police work is. How much do they earn for risking their lives daily?

Фото: Depositphotos

This issue was sorted out by the publication Fox Business.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average for a policeman is 29,35 dollars per hour. In 2018, their average annual salary was 63 380 dollars. In the 2016 year (recent data), more than 12 000 local police departments worked in the United States.

State data

Police and patrol officers in California are paid the most — 48,78 dollars per hour, and in Mississippi — the least — 17,09 dollars per hour.

On the subject: A dog named after a murdered Russian-speaking policeman serves the NYPD.

New York State ranks second in terms of police pay - 35,23 dollars per hour; in Florida, law enforcement officers are paid 26,89 dollars per hour.

City Data

Law enforcement agencies in cities often receive higher salaries due to higher crime rates than in rural areas. Thus, Los Angeles police officers receive the highest salary - about 50 dollars per hour, and Cleveland police officers - only 30 dollars per hour, which is the lowest rate among large cities. In New York City, law enforcement officers earn about 37 dollars per hour, and in Miami - 35 dollars per hour.

On the subject: Everything you didn't know about American cops

Training costs for officers

According to the National Police Foundation, the cost of training and equipping one full-time police officer can exceed 100 000 dollars and last up to 18 months, and law enforcement agencies need about three to five years to get these initial investments paid off.

police salary Educational program

Read also on ForumDaily:

As a Russian went to the United States, worked as a taxi driver and went into the American army

What features of Americans I can not get used to in the US

Our US: how Kazakh became an American policeman

Russian cops of New York: how to become a policeman of the most famous department in the world

We ask you for support: make your contribution to the development of the ForumDaily project

Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past four years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers who helped our materials arrange life after moving to the USA, get a job or education, find a place to live or arrange a child in a kindergarten.

Now we want to ask YOU for support.

High-quality journalism requires serious financial investments and our revenues do not always cover the costs of maintaining the editorial staff, which jeopardizes the continuous operation of the site. We do not introduce a paid subscription, so that Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States can freely receive verified information in their native language. But we will be grateful to you for any amount that you are willing to share so that we can continuously provide useful information to thousands of immigrants.

Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.

Always yours, ForumDaily!

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.



1064 requests in 2,782 seconds.