SURREY police spends more on staff salaries than three forces of a similar size; Dorset, Thames Valley and Sussex.
The countyâ€™s police force spends Â£160.78 per head of Surreyâ€™s population on current wage bills, whereas Dorset, Sussex and Thames Valley spend Â£153.13, Â£148.47, Â£148.18 respectively.
The figures come from Her Majestyâ€™s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which compares the four areas due to their similar responsibilities and demographic and geographical similarities.
Surreyâ€™s non-pay costs are Â£39.48 per head of the population, which is the lowest out of the four, with the highest being Sussex who spends Â£46.90.
The figures are based on a 12-month estimate to March 2012.
Chairman of the Surrey Police Federation Office, Kieran Diamond, said high pay costs could be a result of recruiting more officers and the pressure from the countyâ€™s proximity to London and the Metropolitan Police, whose officers receive a higher wage than those in Surrey.
He said the use of police community support officers (PCSOs) is also a factor, as they have to patrol in groups of two, whereas a police office can work alone.
â€œTwo community support officers are more expensive then one police officer,â€ Mr Diamond added.
Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that Surrey Police estimated it spent a total of Â£125 million on salaries in 2011 between 4,794 staff members.
The highest paid job of chief constable came with an annual wage of Â£136,092. In addition to the chief constable role, a total of four employees earned more than Â£100,000.
The number of staff in November 2011 earning more than Â£70,000 a year was 32 and those earning more than Â£50,000 was 134.
This is despite the average wage packet in the Surrey Police being approximately Â£26,000.
HMIC says the proportion of the Surrey Police workforce engaged in entrepreneurial, professional or management jobs is higher than the national average.
It also states that due to Surrey being next to London and the motorway networks, it makes the county more vulnerable than others to travelling criminals.
However, according to police-information.co.uk, Surreyâ€™s chief constable pay is quite considerably lower than the Thames Valley police force which is Â£160,290 and Sussexâ€™s which is Â£148,194 in 2010.
A Dorset chief constable receives the lowest of the four at Â£133,068.
Surrey Police spends Â£125m on staff salaries