Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Protective Service Occupations

SOC major groups



These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors 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(XLS).

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Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,999,630 $14.25 $16.39 $34,090 0.9 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 33,760 $21.88 $23.00 $47,850 1.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 101,740 $29.98 $30.39 $63,200 0.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 59,000 $27.40 $28.24 $58,750 1.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 273,120 $17.82 $18.41 $38,280 1.1 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 12,320 $21.99 $22.76 $47,340 1.2 %
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 1,460 $18.31 $19.72 $41,010 3.5 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 16,760 $16.57 $16.81 $34,970 1.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 417,420 $15.94 $16.87 $35,090 1.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 87,480 $25.19 $26.17 $54,440 1.0 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 6,850 $19.90 $21.41 $44,540 0.5 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 9,870 $13.55 $14.22 $29,570 1.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 609,960 $21.16 $21.62 $44,960 0.9 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 5,470 $21.23 $22.09 $45,940 3.5 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 12,290 $12.38 $12.93 $26,900 1.2 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30,460 $14.62 $16.87 $35,080 1.5 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 7,560 $11.86 $12.51 $26,030 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 964,260 $9.45 $10.34 $21,520 0.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 70,820 $9.07 $9.86 $20,510 1.2 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(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



May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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