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What Is Average Salary of a Police Officer in Utah?

By    |   Thursday, 08 Oct 2015 03:56 PM

The average salary of a police officer in Utah is about average for workers in the state. A police officer will make more than the average teacher, but about a third of what the average CEO makes in Utah.

LawEnforcementEdu.net is a group that tracks education and salary
for law enforcement officers across the country. The group estimates the average salary of a police officer and sheriff’s patrol officer in Utah to be $44,280 a year. Investigators and detectives make about $54,710 a year. Supervisors make an average of $64,100.

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The largest police department in the state is in Salt Lake City. The city has over 2800 officers. The average salary of a police officer in Salt Lake City is $47,220.

The average salary for all occupations in Utah is about $43,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A chief executive mean wage comes out to $140,650. Elementary classroom teachers make an average of $34,100.

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rates the overall cost of living in Utah
slightly higher than the nation as a whole. That is mainly due to housing costs. Groceries, healthcare, utilities, and transportation are all slightly less expensive in Utah than in other states.

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Pay for highway patrol officers in Utah starts out considerably lower than average at $37,440. The maximum pay for a patrol officer is $52,997. The Utah Department of Public Safety offers troopers the availability of their patrol cars for personal use and gives a reimbursement for up to $2,500 of educational expenses. Troopers are entitled to a full retirement after 25 years of service.

A 2011 report from The Salt Lake Tribune looked at the average salaries of police officers in 32 cities around the area. They found the highest paid police officers were in Midvale. In 2009, police officers there earned over $56,000. The average salary of a police officer in North Salt Lake City was considerably lower at $36,800.

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