Highest Paying Industries for Protective Service Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Postal Service (federal government)36.7376390
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing32.2267020
Federal government, including the US Postal Service32.1566860
Federal Executive Branch32.166770
Rail Transportation28.559270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing28.2258700
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing26.6555440
Federal, State, and Local Government26.354700
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.354700
Couriers and Messengers26.1454370
Couriers and Express Delivery Services26.1454370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.0554190
Natural Gas Distribution25.7653580
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.653260
Local government, including schools and hospitals25.2352470
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing25.252420
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.0352050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution24.9351850
Utilities24.9151810
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing24.7351440
State government, including schools and hospitals24.6751310
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences2449920
Scientific Research and Development Services23.9649830
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing23.4748820
Cable and Other Subscription Programming23.4348730
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation23.3748600
Securities and Commodity Exchanges23.348470
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage23.2948450
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services23.2448350
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities22.8647550
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities22.8647540
Legal Services22.7147230
Scheduled Air Transportation22.5546910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services22.4746730
Other Insurance Related Activities22.4646710
Engineering Services22.4646710
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers22.4446680
Computer Systems Design and Related Services22.346390
Testing Laboratories22.1946150
Specialty hospitals, State government owned22.1446060
Nondepository Credit Intermediation21.9645670
Other Financial Investment Activities21.9545660
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services21.8945530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21.8545450
Telecommunications21.7345190
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services21.6845090
Performing Arts Companies21.5944900
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing21.5544820
Depository Credit Intermediation21.4744660
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities21.4544620
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing21.4544610
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers21.4144540
Finance and Insurance21.3544400
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank21.3244340
All industries21.1443980
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation20.9943650
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance20.9943650
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities20.8543360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned20.7643180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned20.7443140
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned20.6442930
Air Transportation20.6142860
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing20.5742790
Wired Telecommunications Carriers20.4742580
Metal Ore Mining20.4642560
Support Activities for Mining20.3942410
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities20.3742380
Office Administrative Services20.3442300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing20.3342280
Junior colleges, Privately owned20.1441880
Specialty Trade Contractors20.1141830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.0541700
Educational Services, State government owned20.0341660
Hospitals, State government owned19.9841560
Insurance Carriers19.9641520
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned19.9141420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing19.8641320
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing19.8341250
Software Publishers19.7141000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.6940950
Water, Sewage and Other Systems19.6240820
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel19.4940550
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation19.4140370
Waste Management and Remediation Services19.3640270
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors19.3440230
Rubber Product Manufacturing19.2940120
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.2540030
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing19.1139750
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers19.0739660
Manufacturing19.0339580
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.0239570
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing19.0139540
Other Information Services19.0139530
Grocery Stores18.9339370
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories18.8339160
Information18.839110
Ship and Boat Building18.7639010
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing18.7539000
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers18.7539000
Food and Beverage Stores18.738890
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned18.6838850
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.6338750
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.6238740
Management of Companies and Enterprises18.5638610
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing18.4938450
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition18.4138300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.3738210
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers18.3338120
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services18.3238100
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries18.2437930
Motion Picture and Video Industries18.2437930
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing18.1537750
Chemical Manufacturing18.1437730
Water Transportation18.1237700
Junior colleges, Local government owned17.9837410
Mining17.8737160
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)17.8337080
Inland Water Transportation17.7736970
Oil and Gas Extraction17.7636950
Machinery Manufacturing17.7436900
Ambulance Services17.6936790
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills17.6836770
Basic Chemical Manufacturing17.6236640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services17.6236640
Other Personal Services17.5436490
Educational Services, Privately owned17.5236430
Mining (except Oil and Gas)17.4936380
Used Merchandise Stores17.4636320
Home Furnishings Stores17.4536290
Personal and Laundry Services17.4336260
Social Advocacy Organizations17.4236230
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.4136220
Paper Manufacturing17.3836150
Junior colleges, State government owned17.2535890
Broadcasting (except Internet)17.2535870
Radio Broadcasting17.235770
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.1635690
Warehousing and Storage17.1135590
Urban Transit Systems17.135580
Death Care Services17.0735500
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers17.0135380
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores16.9935350
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned16.9935340
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.9835330
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing16.9135170
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction16.935150
Radio and Television Broadcasting16.8935130
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services16.7334810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned16.7334800
Hospitals, Local government owned16.7234780
Communications Equipment Manufacturing16.734740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned16.6834690
Facilities Support Services16.6234570
Hospitals, Privately owned16.5834480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.5834480
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing16.5734470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned16.5634450
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores16.5234370
Shoe Stores16.4534210
Furniture Stores16.4334170
Lessors of Real Estate16.2933890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned16.2933890
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.2433780
Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.2333760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing16.2233730
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing16.2133710
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers16.1833660
Publishing Industries (except Internet)16.1533590
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing16.1433570
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)16.1233520
Utility System Construction16.0733420
Beverage Manufacturing16.0633410
Special Food Services16.0133300
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.9733220
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods15.9433160
Support Activities for Transportation15.9233120
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.9133100
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing15.8933040
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries15.8532960
Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.8232910
Spectator Sports15.7632790
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.7332720
Repair and Maintenance15.7332710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers15.6832610
Support Activities for Air Transportation15.6832610
Transportation and Warehousing15.6632560
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction15.6532540
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned15.6332500
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers15.6132470
Real Estate15.632450
Footwear Manufacturing15.5932440
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing15.5732380
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.5632360
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.5632360
Ambulatory Health Care Services15.5532350
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing15.532240
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing15.4932220
Home Health Care Services15.4932210
Nonscheduled Air Transportation15.4732170
Support Activities for Rail Transportation15.4632170
Pharmacies and Drug Stores15.4432120
Health and Personal Care Stores15.4232080
Construction15.4232070
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing15.432020
Coal Mining15.3831990
Grantmaking and Giving Services15.3831990
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned15.3331890
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.3131850
Offices of Physicians15.331820
Newspaper Publishers15.2931810
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing15.2231660
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.2131640
Television Broadcasting15.1431500
Security Systems Services15.1331470
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing15.1331460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.1231450
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses15.1131420
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing15.0431290
Other Support Services15.0331270
Business Support Services15.0331260
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers15.0331260
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media1531200
Waste Collection1531200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions14.9931180
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events14.9631110
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing14.9431080
Nonstore Retailers14.931000
Waste Treatment and Disposal14.8930980
Casino Hotels14.8830950
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers14.8630920
Wholesale Trade14.8630900
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters14.8430880
Outpatient Care Centers14.830790
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.7830750
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing14.7730730
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing14.7630690
Dairy Product Manufacturing14.7530680
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods14.7330630
Other General Merchandise Stores14.7130600
Telephone Call Centers14.7130590
Gasoline Stations14.6230410
Activities Related to Real Estate14.630380
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores14.5230190
Educational Services, Local government owned14.4930140
Plastics Product Manufacturing14.4730100
Vocational Rehabilitation Services14.429950
Retail Trade14.3829920
Specialty Food Stores14.3829910
Gambling Industries14.3629880
Religious Organizations14.2829710
Support Activities for Animal Production14.2129560
Traveler Accommodation14.2129550
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors14.1829490
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.1829490
Technical and trade schools, State government owned14.1729470
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction14.1629450
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores14.1629450
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned14.1329390
Specialized Freight Trucking14.1129350
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.129330
Accommodation14.0929310
Forging and Stamping14.0529220
Construction of Buildings14.0429200
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned1429120
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services13.9729070
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers13.9428990
All industries, private ownership only13.9228960
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing13.8828870
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing13.8728860
General Merchandise Stores13.8728840
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists13.8528810
Apparel Manufacturing13.7928690
Land Subdivision13.7928680
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing13.7928680
Clothing Stores13.7928680
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing13.7828670
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations13.7828660
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing13.7728650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners13.7528610
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing13.7428590
Truck Transportation13.7528590
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers13.7228530
Foundries13.6928480
Automobile Dealers13.6928470
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing13.6728430
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing13.6728430
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers13.6728420
General Freight Trucking13.6628410
Educational Support Services, Privately owned13.6628410
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)13.5828250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities13.5628210
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance13.5528190
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing13.5228110
Food Manufacturing13.4928060
Accommodation and Food Services13.4628000
Department Stores13.4527980
Printing and Related Support Activities13.4327920
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing13.4127890
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations13.427870
Support Activities for Road Transportation13.3927860
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing13.3927860
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers13.3727810
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services13.3427740
Other Food Manufacturing13.327670
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing13.2827630
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services13.2827630
Administrative and Support Services13.2827620
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)13.2727600
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing13.2527550
Residential Building Construction13.2127470
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities13.1627370
Social Assistance13.1627360
Drycleaning and Laundry Services13.1427320
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing13.1227300
Direct Selling Establishments13.0727180
Investigation and Security Services13.0727180
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services13.0527150
Restaurants and Other Eating Places13.0227080
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing13.0127060
Rooming and Boarding Houses1327050
Other Support Activities for Transportation12.9827000
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores12.9426920
Individual and Family Services12.8226670
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.7926610
Full-Service Restaurants12.7426500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation12.7426490
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.7326470
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.726410
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly12.6926400
Educational Support Services, Local government owned12.6726350
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers12.6726340
Employment Services12.6426280
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.6126240
Food Services and Drinking Places12.5726150
School and Employee Bus Transportation12.5126030
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers12.4825950
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation12.3925760
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry12.3625700
Electronics and Appliance Stores12.3425670
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned12.325580
Textile Mills12.2825550
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing12.2325450
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)12.1925360
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)12.1825330
Other Residential Care Facilities12.0625080
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying1224970
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores1224960
Fabric Mills11.9824930
Wood Product Manufacturing11.9824920
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.9824910
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)11.8924730
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned11.8724680
Sporting Goods Stores11.8524650
Sawmills and Wood Preservation11.824550
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting11.7824500
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.7824490
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries11.7324400
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers11.7224380
Freight Transportation Arrangement11.7224370
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.6424210
Landscaping Services11.5123950
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing11.4523810
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging11.4423790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing11.4323770
Amusement Parks and Arcades11.423720
Animal Food Manufacturing11.3523600
Rental and Leasing Services11.2323350
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance11.1723230
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps11.1623220
Automotive Repair and Maintenance11.1323160
Child Day Care Services10.8922650
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation10.8622580
Support Activities for Crop Production10.7522360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries10.5822010
Consumer Goods Rental10.5721990
Forestry and Logging10.521840
Logging10.521840
Civic and Social Organizations10.2521320
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers10.2121230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings10.0120820

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