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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Merced, Yuba City and Vallejo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Santa Ana and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Sacramento, Riverside and Oakland

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Oakland and Santa Rosa

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More California Police Patrol Officers Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
San Diego
Masters
41,361
Fullerton
Doctorate
40,235
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,776
Monterey Park
Associates
36,970
San Diego
Doctorate
34,688
Irvine
Doctorate
32,754
San Jose
Doctorate
32,154
Sacramento
Associates
30,519
Sacramento
Doctorate
30,510
Walnut
Associates
29,446
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,045
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,260
Los Angeles
Doctorate
27,827
Pasadena
Associates
27,165
Long Beach
Associates
24,704
Fresno
Doctorate
24,405
Fullerton
Associates
24,073
Torrance
Associates
24,033
San Marcos
Associates
23,923
Fresno
Associates
22,925
Bakersfield
Bachelors
22,710
Sacramento
Associates
22,042
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,002
Cupertino
Associates
21,716
Santa Rosa
Associates
21,217
San Francisco
Associates
21,189
Norwalk
Associates
20,979
San Bernardino
Doctorate
20,767
Woodland Hills
Associates
20,618
Santa Clarita
Associates
19,966
Riverside
Associates
19,644
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,419
Whittier
Bachelors
19,220
Chula Vista
Associates
18,727
Valley Glen
Associates
18,643
El Cajon
Associates
18,498
Stockton
Associates
18,102
Rocklin
Associates
17,833
Modesto
Bachelors
17,684
Los Angeles
Associates
17,661
Chico
Masters
17,557
La Jolla
Masters
17,192
Santa Barbara
Associates
16,642
Cypress
Bachelors
15,941
Hayward
Doctorate
15,855
San Jacinto
Associates
15,497
Glendale
Associates
15,178
Oceanside
Bachelors
14,801
Carson
Masters
14,731
San Diego
Associates
14,722
Los Angeles
Associates
14,606
Irvine
Associates
14,147
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,105
Moorpark
Associates
14,010
Hayward
Associates
13,742
Costa Mesa
Masters
13,336
San Marcos
Doctorate
13,144
Ventura
Associates
12,851
Glendora
Associates
12,753
San Bernardino
Associates
12,720
Culver City
Bachelors
12,422
Salinas
Associates
12,328
Santa Maria
Associates
12,012
Aptos
Associates
11,978
Visalia
Associates
11,959
Huntington Beach
Associates
11,857
Victorville
Associates
11,789
Oroville
Associates
11,300
Palm Desert
Associates
10,792
Merced
Associates
10,750
Fountain Valley
Associates
10,706
Sylmar
Associates
10,436
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,232
Reedley
Associates
10,052
Norco
Associates
9,831
Fremont
Associates
9,814
Turlock
Doctorate
9,762
Fairfield
Bachelors
9,736
San Bruno
Bachelors
9,492
Wilmington
Associates
9,400
Bakersfield
Doctorate
9,341
Rohnert Park
Masters
9,323
Redding
Bachelors
9,289
Moreno Valley
Associates
9,202
Riverside
Doctorate
9,157
San Jose
Associates
9,092
Livermore
Associates
9,049
San Mateo
Associates
9,048
Pittsburg
Associates
8,728
San Diego
Doctorate
8,508
Arcata
Masters
8,503
Folsom
Associates
8,499
La Verne
Doctorate
8,369
Saratoga
Associates
8,263
San Jose
Associates
8,121
Santa Clara
Associates
7,868
Imperial
Associates
7,824
Monterey
Associates
7,815
Compton
Associates
7,492
Irvine
Doctorate
7,331

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield1560 $79,010
Chico430 $87,010
El Centro210 $80,830
Fresno1180 $74,630
Hanford-Corcoran220 $71,940
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade4270 $92,520
Salinas560 $84,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim30410 $103,730
Madera210 N/A
Merced370 $78,840
Modesto700 $85,920
Napa240 $109,430
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura1340 $108,890
Redding300 $99,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario5850 $92,260
San Diego-Carlsbad4860 $85,960
Santa Rosa630 $108,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward9740 $109,810
Stockton-Lodi1070 $80,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara3810 $123,810
Vallejo-Fairfield680 $111,050
Visalia-Porterville920 $77,050
Yuba City300 $91,160
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande440 $93,400
Santa Cruz-Watsonville430 $107,370
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara640 $98,910

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