Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
99,860 0.6 % $39.45 $82,060 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.71 $28.97 $37.63 $48.78 $60.39
Annual Wage (2) $47,240 $60,250 $78,270 $101,460 $125,620


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) 78,420 1.43 $38.22 $79,490
State Government (OES Designation) 12,430 0.56 $39.70 $82,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,530 0.32 $55.96 $116,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,990 0.07 $33.64 $69,980
Junior Colleges 210 0.03 $31.75 $66,030

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) 78,420 1.43 $38.22 $79,490
State Government (OES Designation) 12,430 0.56 $39.70 $82,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,530 0.32 $55.96 $116,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,990 0.07 $33.64 $69,980
Junior Colleges 210 0.03 $31.75 $66,030

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) 6,530 0.32 $55.96 $116,400
Postal Service 180 0.03 $39.80 $82,770
State Government (OES Designation) 12,430 0.56 $39.70 $82,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 78,420 1.43 $38.22 $79,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,990 0.07 $33.64 $69,980


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 12,710 1.49 1.94 $48.64 $101,180
Illinois 5,460 0.97 1.26 $46.01 $95,700
Texas 5,140 0.49 0.63 $39.08 $81,280
Georgia 4,560 1.19 1.56 $27.73 $57,690
North Carolina 4,550 1.17 1.53 $29.33 $61,010




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 12,710 1.49 1.94 $48.64 $101,180
Massachusetts 4,150 1.30 1.69 $40.15 $83,500
Maryland 3,270 1.30 1.70 $40.40 $84,020
Utah 1,440 1.20 1.56 $31.43 $65,370
Georgia 4,560 1.19 1.56 $27.73 $57,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,340 0.23 0.30 $59.55 $123,860
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $59.28 $123,300
New Jersey 3,100 0.82 1.07 $57.71 $120,030
New York 12,710 1.49 1.94 $48.64 $101,180
Illinois 5,460 0.97 1.26 $46.01 $95,700





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,600 1.67 2.18 $52.09 $108,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,730 1.03 1.34 $48.08 $100,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,500 1.07 1.39 $54.37 $113,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,290 1.34 1.74 $39.77 $82,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,030 0.90 1.17 $30.64 $63,730
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,010 1.59 2.08 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,740 1.00 1.31 $43.82 $91,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,450 0.83 1.08 $40.70 $84,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,410 1.11 1.44 $34.04 $70,810
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.56 2.04 $36.76 $76,470