Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other

All protective service workers not listed separately.


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)
81,290 1.2 % $16.19 $33,680 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.19 $11.01 $14.65 $19.16 $26.27
Annual Wage (2) $19,120 $22,910 $30,460 $39,850 $54,650


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,220 0.23 $13.56 $28,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,180 0.30 $18.22 $37,900
State Government (OES Designation) 7,460 0.34 $17.09 $35,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,280 0.26 $21.36 $44,430
Other General Merchandise Stores 4,800 0.29 $12.11 $25,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
School and Employee Bus Transportation 4,550 2.28 $11.99 $24,940
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 450 0.51 $11.88 $24,710
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 190 0.41 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 7,460 0.34 $17.09 $35,550
Investigation and Security Services 2,800 0.34 $16.16 $33,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 180 0.03 $35.47 $73,780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $34.81 $72,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 320 0.05 $30.17 $62,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 780 0.07 $24.27 $50,480
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $24.17 $50,280


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)
California 15,090 1.06 1.69 $17.62 $36,660
Florida 5,390 0.74 1.19 $14.99 $31,180
Texas 4,550 0.43 0.69 $13.07 $27,180
Colorado 3,710 1.66 2.67 $15.25 $31,720
Minnesota 3,090 1.17 1.88 $16.71 $34,750




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)
Colorado 3,710 1.66 2.67 $15.25 $31,720
Alaska 520 1.64 2.62 $21.11 $43,910
Wyoming 450 1.63 2.62 $18.84 $39,190
Rhode Island 600 1.33 2.13 $13.05 $27,150
Montana 560 1.30 2.09 $16.77 $34,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 520 0.79 1.27 $25.16 $52,330
Nevada 1,040 0.92 1.48 $21.63 $45,000
Alaska 520 1.64 2.62 $21.11 $43,910
New Mexico 820 1.06 1.70 $19.43 $40,420
Maryland 1,560 0.62 0.99 $19.25 $40,040





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 0.93 1.48 $17.73 $36,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.64 1.03 $14.64 $30,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.45 0.72 $16.08 $33,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,920 1.10 1.76 $15.97 $33,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,730 1.49 2.38 $15.87 $33,020
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,720 1.40 2.24 $15.76 $32,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.06 1.70 $16.48 $34,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.64 1.02 $23.84 $49,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,480 0.86 1.37 $14.11 $29,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,230 0.97 1.56 $18.67 $38,830




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)
Alexandria, LA 250 3.99 6.40 $16.46 $34,230
Flagstaff, AZ 140 2.57 4.12 $20.29 $42,190
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 320 2.40 3.85 $15.85 $32,970
Modesto, CA 350 2.31 3.71 $13.36 $27,780
Colorado Springs, CO 490 2.00 3.20 $12.74 $26,500
Duluth, MN-WI 240 1.99 3.19 $18.36 $38,180
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 80 1.93 3.09 $16.38 $34,070
Medford, OR 140 1.91 3.07 $16.49 $34,290
Greeley, CO 140 1.75 2.80 $13.93 $28,970
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 420 1.65 2.64 $17.24 $35,860