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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Protective Service Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Protective Service Occupations

Here is some helpful information on the top five paying careers in Protective Service Occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States.  

These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.  The estimates do not include self-employed workers. Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hour’s figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Management Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives $78,580

Supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Industries:

Local Government: $77,610
State Government: $79,010
Federal Executive Branch: $92,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $67,820
Junior Colleges: $62,790

Top Paying:

Federal Executive Branch: $92,850
Postal Service: $80,890
State Government: $79,010
Local Government: $77,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $67,820

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

New York: $88,940
Rhode Island: $69,170
New Mexico: $65,960
Hawaii: $80,160
Massachusetts: $80,240

Top Paying:

California: $120,000
New Jersey: $107,730
District of Columbia: $97,050 
Nevada: $95,650
Illinois: $91,590

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Alexandria, LA: $49,130
Yuma, AZ: $67,850
El Centro, CA: $81,120
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY: $66,880

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $142,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $135,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division: $129,680
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $128,890
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA: $128,290

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $71,680

Supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.

Industries:

Local Government: $72,670
State Governmen: $58,730
Other Support Services: $52,400
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing: $67,750

Top Paying:

Local Government: $72,670
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing: $67,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $65,780
Federal Executive Branch: $64,500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing: $60,000

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Louisiana: $50,110
Massachusetts: $69,680
Arizona: $72,270
Washington: $88,960
Hawaii: $77,740

Top Paying:

New Jersey: $99,240
Illinois: $97,250
California: $93,060
Washington: $88,960
New York: $88,280

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Redding, CA: $60,700
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ: $59,140
Flagstaff, AZ: $57,610
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division: $55,000
Bend, OR: $68,180

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $138,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $121,950
Stockton, CA: $110,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $107,870
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division: $104,890
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Detectives and Criminal Investigators $65,860

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Exclude Private Detectives and Investigators.

Industries:

Local Government: $61,230
Federal Executive Branch: $75,390
State Government: $54,940
Postal Service: $88,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $61,820

Top Paying:

Postal Service: $88,170
Federal Executive Branch: $75,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $61,820
Local Government: $61,230
State Government: $54,940

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

New Mexico: $54,650
Arizona: $57,230
Texas: $58,720
Georgia: $53,530
Louisiana: $51,890

Top Paying:

District of Columbia: $94,620 
New Jersey: $85,930
California: $80,140
Delaware: $77,960
Maryland: $77,910

Metropolitan Areas with the Largest Number of Workers:

El Centro, CA: $53,580
Yuma, AZ: $55,130
Brunswick, GA: $77,050
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX: $57,100
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX: $55,660

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $98,460
Salinas, CA: $96,430 
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: $93,270
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division: $93,170
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA: $88,300
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First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers $59,810

Supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.    

Industries:

State Government: $59,370
Local Government: $60,710
Federal Executive Branch: $70,420
Facilities Support Services: $51,310
Other Residential Care Facilities: $29,870

Top Paying:

Federal Executive Branch: $70,420
Local Government: $60,710
State Government: $59,370
Facilities Support Services: $51,310
Other Residential Care Facilities: $29,870

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Louisiana: $49,920
Arizona: $56,140
Virginia: $50,060
Texas: $46,110
Oklahoma: $46,870

Top Paying:

New Jersey: $92,440
California: $89,310
Nevada: $80,430
Alaska: $74,370
New York: $72,760

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX: $39,670
Abilene, TX: $42,180
Alexandria, LA: $53,050
Bakersfield, CA: $89,820
Yuma, AZ: $49,890

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas: 

Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division: $101,140
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA: $93,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division: $90,710
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division: $89,860
Bakersfield, CA: $89,820
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Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $55,180

Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

Industries:

Local Government (OES Designation): $55,120
State Government (OES Designation): $58,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $47,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $51,060
Junior Colleges: $43,570

Top Paying:

State Government (OES Designation): $58,860
Local Government (OES Designation): $55,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals: $53,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $52,050
Postal Service: $51,790

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Mississippi: $31,170
New York: $60,180
Maryland: $56,500
New Jersey: $77,660
Alabama: $39,970

Top Paying: 

California: $78,690
New Jersey: $77,660
District of Columbia: $67,830 
Illinois: $66,050
Washington: $64,620

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Ocean City, NJ: $70,410
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA: $36,260
Pine Bluff, AR: $36,780
Merced, CA: $63,790
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY: $48,770

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas: 

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $95,000
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $89,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division: $84,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division: $83,640
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA: $83,590  

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Copyright Information: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a Federal government agency and everything that we publish, both in hard copy and electronically, is in the public domain, except for previously copyrighted photographs and illustrations. You are free to use our public domain material without specific permission, although we do ask that you cite the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the source.” 

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