How Much Police Make in Every State

50. Mississippi

Police car in Jackson, Mississippi
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Number of jobs: 7,620
Average annual wage: $36,290
Average hourly wage: $17.45

Mississippi has the lowest pay for police in the nation, at $17.45 an hour, on average.

However, it also is the most affordable state in the nation in which to live, according to a first-quarter 2020 cost-of-living ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.

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