Ohio Law Enforcement Salaries

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, as indicated in its Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, the following were the median Ohio law enforcement salaries as of 2010:

  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $65,140
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $56,370
  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $74,720
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Detectives and Criminal Investigators salaries across Ohio

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
100
81370
Canton-Massillon OH
60
55590
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
510
71340
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
660
77280
Columbus OH
580
66720
Dayton OH
170
72910
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
40
53640
Toledo OH
140
61520
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
180
58440
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
60
46890
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
70
48250
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
60
50850

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in Ohio

In order to get an idea of the average police officer salary in Ohio, we can look at some of the salary offerings from the individual police departments throughout the state:

City of Columbus, Division of Police

  • A-step (up to 1 year): $47,223.31
  • B-step (1-2 years): $49,561.42
  • C-step (2-3 years): $52,052.61
  • D-step (3-4 years): $62,170.31
  • E-step (over 4 years): $72,331.71

Cincinnati Police Department

  • Police Recruit: $31,320
  • Police Officer (after training): $46,100
  • After 5 years: $55,799

Salaries among deputies in Ohio often vary between counties. For example, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office pays its deputies:

  • First year: $42,619.20
  • Second year: $47,736
  • Third year: $54,080
  • Fourth year: $71,344

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers salaries across Ohio

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
1360
54370
Canton-Massillon OH
440
48880
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
3590
53810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
6230
59900
Columbus OH
4360
60120
Dayton OH
1500
57050
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
410
37260
Lima OH
190
41270
Mansfield OH
240
51160
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna WV-OH
220
40950
Sandusky OH
150
43800
Springfield OH
160
48230
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
230
38100
Toledo OH
1210
45490
Wheeling WV-OH
Estimate Not Released
36220
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
1010
46750
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
930
38860
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
1170
43350
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
500
40610
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
940
43990

State Trooper Salary in Ohio

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the state trooper salary in Ohio is as follows, including supplemental pay from shift differential and fitness pay:

Year
Base Pay
Year
1
$44482
4
2
$47186
5
3
$50139
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Police Supervisors and Detectives salaries across Ohio

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
180
74080
Canton-Massillon OH
40
66510
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
510
75860
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
620
83870
Columbus OH
440
79810
Dayton OH
250
77710
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
50
53150
Lima OH
40
56200
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna WV-OH
30
52110
Toledo OH
90
72700
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
160
65190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
120
56060
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
160
60090
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
50
53780
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
130
57650

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