Top 25 Cities for Cops
#4. Seattle, WA
City’s Average Salary: $49,890
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $60,672
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 79
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 34
Unemployment Rate: 9.0
The home to many prominent corporate headquarters — including those of Starbucks, Nordstrom, Microsoft and Amazon.com — Seattle is Washington state’s largest city and the region’s major economic, cultural and educational center. While the cost of living is a little on the high side, a particularly promising job outlook in alternative energy development and software engineering.