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Protective Service Salaries Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly
Protective Service Occupations 3,128,960 $16.65 $19.33
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40,840 $27.58 $28.07
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 92,840 $36.29 $36.93
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 53,300 $32.42 $34.07
First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 49,310 $20.95 $22.93
Fire Fighters 298,900 $21.28 $21.97
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 12,920 $25.50 $26.37
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 1,580 $15.09 $17.50
Bailiffs 19,290 $18.18 $18.79
Correctional Officers and Jailers 428,040 $18.45 $19.88
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 104,480 $29.29 $30.69
Fish and Game Wardens 7,720 $23.53 $26.94
Parking Enforcement Workers 9,530 $15.57 $16.36
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 633,710 $24.72 $25.39
Transit and Railroad Police 3,830 $22.44 $23.34
Animal Control Workers 15,480 $14.57 $15.38
Private Detectives and Investigators 35,820 $20.08 $22.35
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 9,100 $13.87 $15.17
Security Guards 1,046,760 $11.28 $12.42
Crossing Guards 68,530 $10.96 $11.68
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 111,560 $8.87 $9.58
Protective Service Workers, All Other 85,440 $14.00 $15.66

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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