TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Protective Service Occupations

Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 33-0000 62,770 34,150 19,210 41,620 21,800 30,860 43,420
    16.40 9.25 20.00 10.50 14.85 20.85
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 33-1011 N/A 46,730 35,370 52,420 38,790 44,280 53,120
    22.45 17.00 25.20 18.65 21.30 25.55
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 33-1012 2,390 58,510 42,820 66,350 47,520 56,470 67,560
    28.15 20.60 31.90 22.85 27.15 32.50
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 33-1021 1,450 55,840 43,840 61,830 48,220 54,030 59,750
    26.85 21.10 29.75 23.20 26.00 28.75
First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 33-1099 840 44,460 26,660 53,360 30,980 41,840 51,730
    21.35 12.80 25.65 14.90 20.10 24.85
Fire Fighters 33-2011 5,020 38,870 27,360 44,630 31,460 37,820 47,440
    18.70 13.15 21.45 15.15 18.20 22.80
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 33-2021 260 49,330 33,800 57,100 38,310 51,020 58,600
    23.70 16.25 27.45 18.40 24.55 28.15
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 33-2022 170 41,390 17,040 53,560 17,850 48,980 65,520
    19.90 8.20 25.75 8.60 23.55 31.50
Bailiffs 33-3011 360 28,810 19,610 33,420 22,560 29,630 35,010
    13.85 9.45 16.05 10.85 14.25 16.85
Correctional Officers and Jailers 33-3012 N/A 31,620 25,480 34,690 26,210 29,350 36,010
    15.20 12.25 16.70 12.60 14.10 17.30
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 33-3021 1,520 62,670 35,940 76,030 39,490 47,800 77,990
    30.15 17.30 36.55 19.00 23.00 37.50
Fish and Game Wardens 33-3031 350 50,220 36,070 57,290 38,230 50,710 58,540
    24.15 17.35 27.55 18.40 24.40 28.15
Parking Enforcement Workers 33-3041 130 27,410 21,100 30,570 23,330 26,990 30,970
    13.20 10.15 14.70 11.20 13.00 14.90
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 33-3051 12,350 41,940 30,210 47,810 33,190 41,020 51,030
    20.15 14.50 23.00 15.95 19.70 24.55
Transit and Railroad Police 33-3052 70 53,310 39,240 60,340 46,270 54,010 60,260
    25.65 18.85 29.00 22.25 25.95 28.95
Animal Control Workers 33-9011 260 29,740 24,120 32,550 25,540 28,840 33,850
    14.30 11.60 15.65 12.30 13.85 16.30
Private Detectives and Investigators 33-9021 190 57,390 35,160 68,510 39,590 52,990 70,180
    27.60 16.90 32.95 19.05 25.45 33.75
Security Guards 33-9032 21,590 24,130 16,780 27,810 17,770 20,840 27,950
    11.60 8.05 13.35 8.55 10.00 13.45
Crossing Guards 33-9091 1,580 26,540 18,860 30,380 20,440 24,000 32,850
    12.75 9.05 14.60 9.85 11.55 15.80
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 33-9092 2,080 18,620 16,700 19,580 16,610 17,930 19,240
    8.95 8.05 9.40 8.00 8.60 9.25
Transportation Security Screeners 33-9093 700 35,490 30,380 38,050 33,450 34,520 38,400
    17.05 14.60 18.30 16.10 16.60 18.45
Protective Service Workers, All Other 33-9099 1,100 36,770 22,550 43,880 24,680 33,200 44,190
    17.70 10.85 21.10 11.85 15.95 21.25
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Entry and Experienced wages represent the mean of the lower third and the mean of the upper two-thirds of the wage distribution respectively. The OES survey does not collect information for entry or experienced workers. Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date June 2013.