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Total Workforce
3.19M
Average Age
40.6
Estimated Job Growth
4.5%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$50,282
Average Male Salary
$53,386
Average Female Salary
$38,942

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Service Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Protective Service Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Protective Service Occupations, by average wage, is Scientific research & development services. Protective Service Occupations are paid most in Walnut Creek (West), Lafayette, Orinda Cities & Moraga Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Florence Town, Eloy (Northeast) & Coolidge Cities PUMA, AZ.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Protective Service Occupations in the US. The average age of male Protective Service Occupations in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Protective Service Occupations is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Protective Service Occupations is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Protective Service Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Protective Service Occupations is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Protective Service Occupations hold a major in Communication Technologies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Protective Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Protective Service Occupations need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Protective Service Occupations need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Science, and Persuasion.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Protective Service Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Protective Service Occupations are expected to see a growth of 4.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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