Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
3,257,690 0.4 % $20.92 $43,510 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $11.73 $17.68 $27.34 $38.03
Annual Wage (2) $18,990 $24,390 $36,770 $56,860 $79,100


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) 1,378,190 25.14 $25.56 $53,170
Investigation and Security Services 668,350 80.13 $12.79 $26,600
State Government (OES Designation) 390,970 17.84 $24.53 $51,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 147,790 7.36 $31.21 $64,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 69,880 0.84 $14.31 $29,770

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 668,350 80.13 $12.79 $26,600
Facilities Support Services 35,000 26.42 $16.98 $35,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,378,190 25.14 $25.56 $53,170
State Government (OES Designation) 390,970 17.84 $24.53 $51,020
Other Support Services 22,260 7.67 $15.32 $31,860

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 $35.59 $74,020
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 170 0.15 $31.36 $65,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 147,790 7.36 $31.21 $64,910
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,030 0.21 $27.64 $57,500
Rail Transportation 1,690 0.76 $27.54 $57,280


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 353,020 23.99 0.98 $25.44 $52,920
Texas 284,480 26.07 1.06 $19.51 $40,580
New York 276,800 32.05 1.30 $25.14 $52,290
Florida 222,030 29.79 1.21 $19.25 $40,030
Illinois 145,530 25.51 1.04 $22.91 $47,640




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 28,340 42.57 1.73 $27.15 $56,470
Hawaii 21,020 34.90 1.42 $19.52 $40,610
Nevada 38,590 33.50 1.36 $19.55 $40,670
New York 276,800 32.05 1.30 $25.14 $52,290
Arizona 77,620 31.35 1.28 $21.26 $44,220




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 28,340 42.57 1.73 $27.15 $56,470
New Jersey 99,020 25.91 1.05 $26.86 $55,870
California 353,020 23.99 0.98 $25.44 $52,920
Alaska 7,890 24.46 1.00 $25.23 $52,470
New York 276,800 32.05 1.30 $25.14 $52,290





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 187,360 35.74 1.45 $25.56 $53,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 108,930 27.40 1.12 $24.16 $50,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100,680 27.21 1.11 $22.99 $47,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 78,230 33.05 1.35 $24.93 $51,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 66,030 23.94 0.97 $18.63 $38,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 53,780 23.30 0.95 $16.42 $34,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50,660 23.57 0.96 $19.57 $40,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 48,930 27.47 1.12 $20.60 $42,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 44,800 24.35 0.99 $20.36 $42,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 43,730 25.00 1.02 $23.88 $49,680