Top 25 Cities for Cops
#21. St. Louis, MO
City’s Average Salary: $40,630
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $37,514
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 23
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 179
Unemployment Rate: 10.9
Known as the city that marks the divide between the Eastern and Western United States, St. Louis is often called the “Gateway City.” It’s home to some of the nation’s largest public and privately held corporations —Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Scottrade, Energizer and Anheuser-Busch Breweries are just a few of its best known local companies.