Miscellaneous law enforcement workers

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2019 Workforce
18.7k
Average Age
39.5
Estimated Job Growth
5.14%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$43,531
Average Male Salary
$44,652
Average Female Salary
$40,550

About

Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers was $43,531 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous law enforcement workers by wage are Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Music directors and composers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA and Altoona City PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA and Altoona City PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous law enforcement workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, by average wage, is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are paid most in Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,531
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,099

In 2019, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers earned an average of $43,531, $11,993 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians make somewhat more than Miscellaneous law enforcement workers while Music directors and composers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous law enforcement workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.316
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.316, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

18.7k
2019 Workforce
± 3,360
15.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.8%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous law enforcement workers has been growing at a rate of 15.4%, from 16,234 people in 2018 to 18,727 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers at  35.1%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 16.7% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 11%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous law enforcement workers in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous law enforcement workers in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is 38.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

13.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,864
5.12k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,757

72.7% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

60.8% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.1% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers.

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Age by Gender

40.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.22
38.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.51

The median age of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is 39.5, and Male employees are generally 1.98 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous law enforcement workers need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous law enforcement workers need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Social Perceptiveness, and Persuasion.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Fish and Game Wardens, Transit and Railroad Police, Parking Enforcement Workers, and Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Fish and Game Wardens, Transit and Railroad Police, Parking Enforcement Workers, and Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers are expected to see a growth of 5.14% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Fish and Game Wardens, Transit and Railroad Police, Parking Enforcement Workers, and Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers.
5.14%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Fish and Game Wardens, Transit and Railroad Police, Parking Enforcement Workers, and Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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