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Report: Police Officer, Firefighter Wages Low Across Western Mass.

Police-Badge(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.

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