Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers ; First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives ; First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other ; Firefighters ; Fire Inspectors and Investigators ; Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists ; Bailiffs ; Correctional Officers and Jailers ; Detectives and Criminal Investigators ; Fish and Game Wardens ; Parking Enforcement Workers ; Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers ; Transit and Railroad Police ; Animal Control Workers ; Private Detectives and Investigators ; Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators ; Security Guards ; Crossing Guards ; Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers ; Transportation Security Screeners ; Protective Service Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,297,180 0.4 % $21.14 $43,980 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.18 $11.79 $17.88 $27.54 $38.64
Annual Wage (2) $19,090 $24,510 $37,180 $57,270 $80,360


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,371,400 25.80 $26.05 $54,190
Investigation and Security Services 680,560 79.54 $13.07 $27,180
State Government (OES Designation) 385,900 17.70 $25.03 $52,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 143,110 7.24 $32.10 $66,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 80,040 0.96 $14.10 $29,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 680,560 79.54 $13.07 $27,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,371,400 25.80 $26.05 $54,190
Facilities Support Services 34,490 24.94 $16.62 $34,570
State Government (OES Designation) 385,900 17.70 $25.03 $52,050
Gambling Industries 22,260 8.45 $14.36 $29,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 1,380 0.23 $36.73 $76,390
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 190 0.17 $32.22 $67,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 143,110 7.24 $32.10 $66,770
Rail Transportation 950 0.42 $28.50 $59,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,770 0.56 $28.22 $58,700


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 365,130 24.15 0.99 $25.38 $52,780
Texas 287,940 25.64 1.05 $19.77 $41,120
New York 280,170 31.80 1.30 $25.28 $52,590
Florida 227,070 29.62 1.21 $19.42 $40,390
Illinois 146,170 25.35 1.04 $23.41 $48,700



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 27,620 40.94 1.68 $28.00 $58,250
Hawaii 21,470 35.05 1.44 $20.36 $42,340
Nevada 38,900 32.70 1.34 $19.31 $40,170
New York 280,170 31.80 1.30 $25.28 $52,590
Arizona 79,480 31.45 1.29 $21.46 $44,630



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 27,620 40.94 1.68 $28.00 $58,250
New Jersey 105,720 27.32 1.12 $26.78 $55,710
Alaska 7,720 23.76 0.97 $25.84 $53,740
California 365,130 24.15 0.99 $25.38 $52,780
New York 280,170 31.80 1.30 $25.28 $52,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190,000 35.24 1.44 $25.80 $53,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 109,300 26.94 1.10 $24.37 $50,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 101,650 27.09 1.11 $23.58 $49,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 75,920 31.92 1.31 $25.70 $53,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 67,020 23.57 0.97 $19.04 $39,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 53,330 22.33 0.92 $16.68 $34,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 52,180 23.31 0.96 $19.55 $40,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 49,870 27.31 1.12 $20.70 $43,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 46,280 24.86 1.02 $20.55 $42,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 44,980 25.05 1.03 $24.36 $50,670