Top 25 Cities for Cops
#19. Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Area, NC
City’s Average Salary: $40,840
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $34,292
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 46
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 38
Unemployment Rate: 8.9
One of the nation’s top areas for overall growth, Raleigh-Cary shines with expected job growth in technology, tourism and academia. Home to one of the largest high-technology R&D centers in the world, the #5 city on the list is becoming a preferred location for cutting-edge technology and manufacturing firms. Its relatively low income to cost of living ratio and potential for growth definitely place it in the top tier.