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Top 25 Cities for Cops

Top 25 Cities for Cops


#17. Pittsburgh, PA

Population: 311,218

City’s Average Salary: $38,190

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $38,349

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 9

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 169

Unemployment Rate: 8.9

With its former steel-manufacturing base and 446 bridges marking its skyline, Pittsburgh is unofficially considered both “The City of Bridges” and “The Steel City.” Historically known for its heavy industry, the city has turned a page and is now a hub for health care, education, technology, robotics, fashion and financial services. Boasting the third best income to cost of living ratio and third smallest drop in unemployment rate, Pittsburgh has proven itself to be a strong economic town despite current conditions.

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