Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Protective Service Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,957,990 $13.66 $15.64 $32,530 0.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 32,090 $21.46 $22.13 $46,040 0.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 113,970 $28.51 $28.82 $59,940 0.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 61,260 $25.68 $26.38 $54,880 0.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 275,500 $16.67 $17.25 $35,880 1.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 12,160 $20.61 $21.18 $44,050 1.2 %
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 1,030 $16.88 $17.19 $35,760 1.3 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 16,330 $15.09 $15.67 $32,590 1.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 401,250 $15.39 $16.24 $33,770 0.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 87,030 $24.50 $25.07 $52,150 0.6 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 7,790 $19.82 $22.68 $47,180 0.3 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 9,160 $12.89 $13.21 $27,480 1.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 599,550 $19.70 $20.17 $41,950 0.7 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 6,750 $20.72 $21.63 $44,990 4.2 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 9,360 $11.66 $12.34 $25,670 0.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 31,330 $13.64 $15.61 $32,470 1.8 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 9,470 $10.64 $11.27 $23,430 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 995,510 $8.94 $9.84 $20,460 0.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 69,990 $8.55 $9.63 $20,020 2.1 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(2) 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) 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



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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 Date: December 23, 2002

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