Top 25 Cities for Cops
#14. Oklahoma City, OK
City’s Average Salary: $35,970
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $47,878
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 15
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 44
Unemployment Rate: 6.1
Ranked by Forbes magazine as 2008’s most recession-proof American city, Oklahoma City is still bustling with the prospect of significant job growth. With last year’s up trend in the leisure and hospitality sector as well as employment increases in natural resources, wholesale, mining and construction, Oklahoma’s capital city has managed to hold steady with an impressively low change in unemployment rate since the recession’s outbreak. It remains a center for government and energy exploration while also continuing to foster positive working environments, boasting an exceptionally low average commute time for workers and a sensible income to cost of living ratio.