Top 25 Cities for Cops
#22. Nashville, TN
City’s Average Salary: $36,330
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $38,012
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 39
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 153
Unemployment Rate: 9.5
As a leader in finance and insurance, health care, music and entertainment, publishing, transportation technology, higher education, biotechnology, plastics, and tourism and conventions, the economic diversity of America’s country music capital strengthens itself from the inside out. Its income to cost of living ratio is close to the best, especially given the city’s larger size, while the rise in unemployment has remained decently low.