Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2006

33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other

All protective service workers not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
80,680 2.1 % $14.63 $30,420 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.83 $9.66 $12.94 $17.77 $24.26
Annual Wage (2) $16,280 $20,090 $26,920 $36,960 $50,460

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local Government (OES designation) 16,260 $16.50 $34,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,930 $12.59 $26,180
Investigation and Security Services 3,480 $13.11 $27,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,140 $15.87 $33,010
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1,010 $11.18 $23,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal Service 100 $29.35 $61,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 $27.33 $56,840
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 240 $25.20 $52,410
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) $22.39 $46,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 $21.40 $44,520

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 1,030 $22.70 $47,210 0.339%
Minnesota 5,120 $15.73 $32,710 0.191%
Florida 10,580 $13.87 $28,850 0.134%
Rhode Island 600 $12.22 $25,420 0.124%
Wyoming 320 $15.24 $31,690 0.122%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 1,030 $22.70 $47,210 0.339%
New Jersey 2,200 $21.59 $44,900 0.056%
Nevada 910 $17.67 $36,750 0.072%
Maryland 1,260 $15.76 $32,780 0.050%
Ohio 2,080 $15.73 $32,710 0.039%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK 700 (8) (8) 0.428%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 440 $12.02 $25,000 0.328%
Flagstaff, AZ 150 $18.34 $38,140 0.258%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 220 $15.05 $31,300 0.242%
Rochester, MN 240 $15.81 $32,880 0.237%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Edison, NJ Metropolitan Division 590 $20.97 $43,630 0.059%
Springfield, IL 90 $20.88 $43,440 0.083%
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 490 $20.38 $42,400 0.049%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 60 $18.95 $39,420 0.024%
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 170 $18.55 $38,580 0.021%

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2006 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2006 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: December 6, 2007

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