Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Protective Service Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,958,730 $12.41 $14.26 $29,650 1.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 28,300 $18.70 $20.30 $42,230 2.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 111,600 $25.31 $26.01 $54,100 0.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (3) 57,300 $23.24 $23.60 $49,100 1.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) 252,730 $15.80 $16.38 $34,070 1.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (3) 10,050 $19.26 $19.98 $41,550 1.2 %
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists (3) 1,630 $12.98 $14.57 $30,300 2.2 %
33-3011 Bailiffs (3) 12,620 $14.13 $14.40 $29,950 1.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) 381,250 $13.66 $14.94 $31,070 0.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 83,340 $22.09 $22.90 $47,620 0.8 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens (3) 8,220 $18.05 $20.16 $41,940 0.4 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers (3) 7,660 $11.71 $12.00 $24,970 1.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 581,860 $18.06 $18.61 $38,710 0.7 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police (3) 4,590 $19.72 $20.32 $42,260 3.8 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 8,300 $10.62 $11.47 $23,850 2.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30,690 $12.60 $14.48 $30,120 2.5 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 12,780 $9.78 $10.43 $21,700 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 1,088,470 $8.07 $8.95 $18,610 0.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (3) 68,310 $7.70 $8.59 $17,870 1.8 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours 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.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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