Miscellaneous law enforcement workers

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Total Workforce

16.2k

Average Age

43.6

Estimated Job Growth

1.18%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,611

Average Male Salary

$33,857

Average Female Salary

$33,220

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 false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,611

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,390

In 2017, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers earned an average of $33,611, $18,454 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Miscellaneous law enforcement workers while Food processing workers, all other 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

0.353

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.353, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, and Administration of economic programs & space research.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, by average wage, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Executive offices & legislative bodies, and Fishing, hunting & trapping.

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Industries by Share

16.2k

2017 Workforce

± 3,121

41.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.2%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous law enforcement workers has been growing at a rate of 41.9%, from 11,388 people in 2016 to 16,164 people in 2017.

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  39.6%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 12.9% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 10.3%.

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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 43 and of female Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is 44.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is White.

Gender Composition

9.91k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,444

6.26k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,942

61.3% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

70.1% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.1% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Black 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

43

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.79

44.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.18

The median age of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 1.48 years younger 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 Biology 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 Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous law enforcement workers need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are expected to see a growth of 1.18% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.18%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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