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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.   (O'Net 33-3051.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Border Guard, Border Patrol Officer, Constable, Cop, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2015
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 16.06   $ 18.15   $ 22.13   $ 26.30   $ 30.85   $ 22.57  
    Yearly $33,410   $37,740   $46,020   $54,710   $64,170   $46,950  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 18.20   $ 20.33   $ 22.70   $ 26.98   $ 31.72   $ 23.82  
    Yearly $37,850   $42,290   $47,210   $56,120   $65,980   $49,540  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.28   $ 18.40   $ 22.56   $ 27.32   $ 31.34   $ 23.15  
    Yearly $33,870   $38,270   $46,920   $56,820   $65,180   $48,150  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 15.26   $ 16.63   $ 18.97   $ 23.98   $ 29.05   $ 20.64  
    Yearly $31,730   $34,580   $39,450   $49,870   $60,420   $42,930  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2016.
    Note: 2015 release includes new geographic definitions based on 2010 Census.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
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    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 1,338 1,431 0.7% 53
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 85.4%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 9.2%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 3.3%
    Federal government, all industries 1.9%
    Hospitals; state, local, and private 0.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


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    • Criminalistics and Criminal Science.
     
    • Critical Incident Response/Special Police Operations. (NEW)
     
    • Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing. (NEW)
     
    • Law Enforcement Record-Keeping and Evidence Management. (NEW)
     
    • Maritime Law Enforcement. (NEW)
     
    • Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services. ( NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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