Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
102,200 0.7 % $38.83 $80,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.42 $29.04 $37.62 $46.37 $59.44
Annual Wage (2) $46,640 $60,390 $78,260 $96,440 $123,630


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 79,080 1.41 $37.48 $77,970
State Government (OES Designation) 12,750 0.56 $38.00 $79,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,100 0.40 $54.89 $114,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,780 0.06 $33.09 $68,830
Junior Colleges 230 0.03 $30.32 $63,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 79,080 1.41 $37.48 $77,970
State Government (OES Designation) 12,750 0.56 $38.00 $79,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,100 0.40 $54.89 $114,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,780 0.06 $33.09 $68,830
Junior Colleges 230 0.03 $30.32 $63,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,100 0.40 $54.89 $114,170
Postal Service 180 0.03 $39.60 $82,360
State Government (OES Designation) 12,750 0.56 $38.00 $79,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 79,080 1.41 $37.48 $77,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,780 0.06 $33.09 $68,830


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 12,880 1.54 1.92 $43.20 $89,850
Texas 6,570 0.65 0.81 $38.41 $79,890
California 5,660 0.40 0.50 $59.05 $122,820
Illinois 5,080 0.92 1.14 $45.62 $94,890
Florida 5,000 0.70 0.87 $37.50 $77,990




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 12,880 1.54 1.92 $43.20 $89,850
Rhode Island 610 1.36 1.69 $34.14 $71,010
Arizona 2,900 1.23 1.52 $41.54 $86,400
Hawaii 670 1.18 1.47 $40.29 $83,800
Maryland 2,840 1.15 1.43 $41.63 $86,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,660 0.40 0.50 $59.05 $122,820
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $56.43 $117,370
New Jersey 3,310 0.88 1.09 $53.86 $112,020
Nevada 860 0.77 0.96 $46.30 $96,310
Illinois 5,080 0.92 1.14 $45.62 $94,890

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,540 1.00 1.25 $47.58 $98,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,310 1.01 1.26 $54.87 $114,120
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,110 1.70 2.12 $40.98 $85,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,080 0.95 1.18 $29.84 $62,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,940 1.17 1.46 $40.56 $84,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,680 1.00 1.24 $42.27 $87,920
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.11 1.37 $57.98 $120,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,220 0.72 0.90 $40.24 $83,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,180 0.94 1.17 $34.23 $71,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 980 0.39 0.49 $43.22 $89,890




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yuma, AZ 270 4.82 5.99 $37.68 $78,370
El Centro, CA 150 3.06 3.81 $47.25 $98,280
Athens-Clarke County, GA 220 2.87 3.57 $21.88 $45,500
Laredo, TX 230 2.70 3.36 (8) (8)
Jefferson City, MO 170 2.43 3.02 $35.06 $72,930
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 910 2.15 2.68 $32.59 $67,780
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.93 2.40 $47.81 $99,450
Alexandria, LA 110 1.85 2.30 $29.51 $61,390
Monroe, LA 130 1.76 2.19 $22.09 $45,960
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 150 1.73 2.15 $39.94 $83,070




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.17 0.21 $68.66 $142,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 0.30 $67.48 $140,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 0.22 $66.74 $138,810
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.23 0.29 $65.16 $135,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 0.24 $63.45 $131,970
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.21 0.26 $60.48 $125,800
Salinas, CA 40 0.28 0.35 $60.28 $125,380
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.29 0.36 $59.15 $123,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.11 1.37 $57.98 $120,610
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.46 0.57 $56.65 $117,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 530 6.34 7.89 $42.74 $88,910
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 420 1.11 1.38 $24.73 $51,430
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 330 2.05 2.54 $22.84 $47,520
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 330 5.34 6.64 $43.33 $90,130
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.34 1.67 $23.60 $49,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 530 6.34 7.89 $42.74 $88,910
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 330 5.34 6.64 $43.33 $90,130
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 120 4.49 5.58 $40.31 $83,850
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 330 2.05 2.54 $22.84 $47,520
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 2.02 2.52 $19.12 $39,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 0.60 $48.29 $100,440
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.29 1.60 $48.28 $100,410
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 330 5.34 6.64 $43.33 $90,130
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 530 6.34 7.89 $42.74 $88,910
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 1.04 $40.48 $84,200


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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