Tags: Law Enforcement | police officer | average salary | New Jersey

What Is Average Salary of a Police Officer in New Jersey?

By    |   Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 04:14 PM

A police officer’s average salary is mainly dependent on his or her location and state. New Jersey pays an above-average salary for its law enforcement officers.

New Jersey’s average salary for Police officers adds up to $31,000, according to Indeed.com. When compared with national average salaries, New Jersey police officers make 8 percent more. The national average salary is $28,000.

Urgent: Should All Police Officers Have to Wear Body Cameras?

When it comes to serving in New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, the median salary comes to $62,005. On an hourly basis that salary comes down to $30, according to Salary.com. New Jersey’s second-largest city, Jersey City, shares the same median pay as Newark. When compared with the hourly wage on a national scale, Newark’s hourly salary is more. The national hourly wage for the median is $27.31, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Although New Jersey’s average salary is among one of the largest of its neighbors, New York state holds an average salary of $34,000. That’s puts New York at 21 percent higher than the national average.

In addition to having such a large average salary, police officers all around America who work more than 40 hours a week receive one and a half times their usual hourly rate, because of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Police officers can also be eligible for paid sick leave, paid holidays, medical treatment, and assistance with tuition. The number of jobs for police officers and detectives is expected to increase by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to Demand Media.

Tell Us: Does Racism Play a Role in Police Officers' Actions?

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
A police officer's average salary is mainly dependent on his or her location and state. New Jersey pays an above-average salary for its law enforcement officers.
police officer, average salary, New Jersey
275
2015-14-19
Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 04:14 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved