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Other Protective Service Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of other protective service workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of other protective service workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other protective service workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other protective service workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Other Protective Service Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,620
25th Percentile Wage
$21,000
50th Percentile Wage
$25,960
75th Percentile Wage
$35,750
90th Percentile Wage
$47,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other protective service workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other protective service workers is $47,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,620. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other protective service workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,9604.20%6.66%
201524,8701.13%-
201424,5901.02%-
201324,3400.45%-
201224,230--

Table 2. Other Protective Service Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other protective service workers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for other protective service workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $49,480. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $22,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$49,480
Finance and Insurance
$44,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,370
Information
$36,420
Manufacturing
$34,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,130
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,880
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,260
Mining
$28,620
Educational Services
$28,070
Construction
$27,700
Wholesale Trade
$27,400
Retail Trade
$26,170
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,030
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,990
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,400
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,910
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,650

Table 3. Salaries of Other Protective Service Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of other protective service worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Private Detectives and Investigators
$48,190
Transportation Security Screeners
$39,680
Animal Control Workers
$34,550
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
$32,630
Protective Service Workers, All Other
$28,720
Crossing Guards
$26,700
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
$25,840
Security Guards
$25,770
Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers
$25,020
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
$20,290



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