Here’s How Much the Police Make in All 50 States

50. Mississippi

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Number of jobs: 7,520
Average annual wage: $35,550
Average hourly wage: $17.09

Mississippi may have the lowest pay for police in the nation, at just over $17 an hour, on average, but it is also the single more affordable state in the nation, according to a 2018 cost-of-living ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia produced by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.

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