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Alaska Law Enforcement Salaries

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, reported that the median Alaska law enforcement salaries in 2010 were as follows:

  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $67,480
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $96,450
  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $86,840



Salaries among Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Alaska

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage Annual median wage Annual 75th percentile wage Annual 90th percentile wage
Anchorage AK8046.849743043.6056.8561.8690690118250128680

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in Alaska

Interestingly, Alaska is one of just two states in the United States which does not have a sheriff’s office, as Alaska actually has no counties. The average Alaska police officer salary varies from city to city:

Municipality of Anchorage

  • Patrol Officer: Minimum starting salary of $56,576 up to $80,496 depending on qualifications

City of Fairbanks

  • Police Officer, entry-level, with probationary year: $49,712 to $57,782
  • Police Officer, after first year of probation: $60,798 to $75,982
  • Police Officer, modified entry: $67,038 to $75,982

City & Borough of Juneau

  • Police Officer, depending on experience level: $58,510 to $62,691
  • Police Chief, depending on experience level: $106,618 to $125,542

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officer Salaries in Alaska

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage Annual median wage Annual 75th percentile wage Annual 90th percentile wage
Anchorage AK51033.116886033.5839.3143.41698508176090300
Fairbanks AK14031.956646030.8536.5840.93641607608085130
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area16030.536350030.8935.2337.94642507328078910
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area35032.426743031.7838.6944.27661108047092080

State Trooper Salary in Alaska

According to the Department of Public Safety, Division of Alaska State Troopers, the state trooper salary in Alaska is based on two different modules:  Recruit and Lateral. The difference between them is that state trooper laterals have at least one year of qualified law enforcement experience.

State Trooper Recruit

  • Starting salary: $54,420
  • Starting salary with a 4-year college degree: $56,460

State Trooper Lateral

  • Starting salary: $63,048
  • Starting salary with a 4-year college degree: $65,412

Salaries for Police Supervisors and Detectives in Alaska

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage Annual median wage Annual 75th percentile wage Annual 90th percentile wage
Anchorage AK13045.19940004451.1857.5491520106450119680
Fairbanks AK5040.168354042.3647.3352.858812098440109930
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area5039.268166040.6545.6052.898456094850110010
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area11034.567188035.7143.9650.947429091440105950

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