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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
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or $31.06 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (83)
Social Perceptiveness (72)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (42)
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What have our users voted the risk to be?
This occupation has been voted '20.0%' by our users to be fully automated within the next two decades.
Our visitors have voted that there is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by the automation risk level we have generated, which suggests a 5% chance of automation.
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' job openings is expected to rise 3.1% by 2031
'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' was $64,610, or $31.06 hourly
'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' are paid 41.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as police and sheriff's patrol officers?
As of 2021 there were 665,380 people employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers within the United States.
This represents around 0.47% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 211 people are employed as Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers.
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. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.
SOC Code: 33-3051.00
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