Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police

Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.


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)
4,140 5.4 % $27.83 $57,880 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.42 $20.74 $26.54 $34.76 $42.01
Annual Wage (2) $34,150 $43,140 $55,210 $72,300 $87,370


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) 2,210 0.04 $27.10 $56,360
Rail Transportation 1,230 0.55 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $30.50 $63,430
Urban Transit Systems 180 0.43 $23.08 $48,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 1,230 0.55 (8) (8)
Urban Transit Systems 180 0.43 $23.08 $48,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,210 0.04 $27.10 $56,360
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $30.50 $63,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $30.50 $63,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,210 0.04 $27.10 $56,360
Urban Transit Systems 180 0.43 $23.08 $48,010


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)
Texas 590 0.06 1.76 $24.48 $50,910
New Jersey 490 0.13 4.03 $42.40 $88,200
Georgia 350 0.09 2.92 $24.54 $51,050
California 270 0.02 0.60 $30.40 $63,240
Illinois 210 0.04 1.18 $23.67 $49,240




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 Jersey 490 0.13 4.03 $42.40 $88,200
Georgia 350 0.09 2.92 $24.54 $51,050
Maryland 190 0.07 2.32 $24.23 $50,400
Texas 590 0.06 1.76 $24.48 $50,910
Oregon 90 0.06 1.79 $20.80 $43,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 490 0.13 4.03 $42.40 $88,200
Pennsylvania 140 0.02 0.76 $32.08 $66,730
New York 160 0.02 0.61 $31.67 $65,880
California 270 0.02 0.60 $30.40 $63,240
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $30.10 $62,620





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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.31 9.86 $41.77 $86,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 2.77 $20.31 $42,240
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 2.02 $31.55 $65,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.42 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.67 $32.85 $68,330




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.31 9.86 $41.77 $86,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 2.77 $20.31 $42,240
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 2.02 $31.55 $65,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.67 $32.85 $68,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.42 (8) (8)




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.31 9.86 $41.77 $86,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.67 $32.85 $68,330
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 2.02 $31.55 $65,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 2.77 $20.31 $42,240


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013