Report: Police Officer, Firefighter Wages Low Across Western Mass.
(WGGB) — Four of the seven metropolitan areas in Massachusetts — including much of western Massachusetts — have wages significantly below the national average for police and sheriff’s patrol officers.
That is according to a report released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The report shows that on average officers across the Pioneer Valley make $50,310, well below the national average.
Firefighter salaries are also well below the national average at $43,290.