Top 25 Cities for Cops
#20. Columbus, OH
City’s Average Salary: $40,770
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $41,745
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 17
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 178
Unemployment Rate: 9.8
Columbus boasts a robust economy, ranking in the top 10 in the nation. Government jobs provide the largest source of employment here, followed by its large higher education institutions. Columbus offers a relatively low cost of living and also boasts the lowest unemployment rate of all the 25 best value cities on this list.