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For: Police Patrol Officers
SOC Code: 33-3051

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Occupational Description
Occupational TitleOccupational Description
Police and Sheriff's Patrol OfficersMaintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle direct traffic issue traffic summonses investigate accidents apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.


2015 Occupational Wage Estimates
- Wages Aged to June 2016 -

For: Police Patrol Officers
AreaEntry WageMedian WageMedian Annual
Statewide$19.22  $29.42  $61,211.00  
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$15.19  $23.89  $49,685.00  
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area$14.27  $23.76  $49,427.00  
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$14.36  $22.91  $47,641.00  
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$14.84  $23.50  $48,859.00  
Akron MSA$23.28  $29.40  $61,170.00  
Canton-Massillon MSA$15.23  $24.11  $50,161.00  
Cincinnati MSA$21.18  $31.73  $66,003.00  
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA$22.78  $30.11  $62,646.00  
Columbus MSA$23.75  $34.95  $72,685.00  
Dayton MSA$22.96  $30.70  $63,855.00  
Huntington MSA$15.02  $20.81  $43,272.00  
Lima MSA$19.54  $25.69  $53,455.00  
Mansfield MSA$17.95  $27.13  $56,419.00  
Springfield MSA$14.08  $22.72  $47,269.00  
Toledo MSA$20.23  $28.02  $58,288.00  
Weirton-Steubenville$13.46  $21.62  $44,966.00  
Wheeling MSA$16.09  $21.85  $45,451.00  
Youngstown MSA$14.17  $22.64  $47,083.00  
Southwest Ohio$23.19  $33.12  $68,883.00  
Northeast Ohio$18.38  $28.33  $58,915.00  
Central Ohio$23.37  $34.54  $71,831.00  
West Ohio$18.89  $28.93  $60,167.00  
Southeast Ohio$14.19  $23.75  $49,408.00  
Northwest Ohio$18.25  $26.71  $55,560.00  


Education Level Needed
For: Police Patrol Officers
  Long-term on-the-job training  


Ohio Employment Projections
For: Police Patrol Officers
2014
Annual
Employment
2024
Projected
Employment
Change in
Employment
2014-2024
Percent
Change
2014-2024
Total
Annual
Openings
23,100  23,950  850  3.7%  847  


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