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Protective Service - What's Hot


What’s Hot: Capt. Ed Murphy, Lt. Anita Van Buren and Lt. Arthur Tragg…would be proud. Although just fictional characters in the movie Lethal Weapon and the television series Law and Order and Perry Mason, respectively, they have helped pave the way for police supervisors to step to the head of the Protective Service group. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives ($88,400), Detectives and Criminal Investigators ($81,490) and First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers ($77,050) and are the Best Paid of this occupation group.

What’s Not: In contrast, the attention-getting Baywatch apparently still does not resonate on the pay scale as Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers Recreational Protective Service Workers (at $22,640) are the Least Paid in this group, followed by Crossing Guards at ($29,190). Although the largest single job title in this group at 1,103,120 strong, Security Guards seem to protect everyone’s well-being but their own as they still hold down third on the Least Paid list, with a mean annual wage of $29,730.

Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here