Top 25 Cities for Cops
#1. Austin, TX
City’s Average Salary: $41,330
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $52,374
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 51
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 6
Unemployment Rate: 7.1
Austin tops the list for the second straight year because of its excellent mix of high average salary and reasonable cost of living. The city has bucked the unemployment epidemic, maintaining a level several percentage points below the national average, and boasts a strong economy because it’s role as host to The University of Texas.
Austin continues to grow because of its high-tech entrepreneurism and role as a major cultural center, keeping them at the front of the pack for next year’s ranking of the best cities for police officers!