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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Table 3. Employment and mean hourly wages for selected occupations in protective services, May 2009
Occupation Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage

Security guards

1,028,830 $12.70 $26,430

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

641,590 26.53 55,180

Correctional officers and jailers

455,350 20.49 42,610

Fire fighters

305,500 22.72 47,270

Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

115,640 9.85 20,490

Detectives and criminal investigators

110,380 31.66 65,860

Crossing guards

68,470 12.23 25,430

Animal control workers

15,320 16.14 33,560


Last Modified Date: April 21, 2011