Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (33-3051)

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 1283 1242 -3.2 30 58 84
United States 687100 721600 0.0 16900 32500 52900
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 33.66 18.47 23.54 31.51 41.77 52.42
Alaska 42.37 18.02 31.85 41.30 55.04 62.81
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 46.36 31.71 36.78 45.00 57.52 63.02
Fairbanks North Star Borough 43.03 29.22 31.73 43.06 51.15 59.27
Balance of State 38.09 14.16 19.81 36.98 49.36 63.20

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.