Firstline supervisors of police & detectives

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2019 Workforce
111k
Average Age
45.5
Estimated Job Growth
5.23%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$89,977
Average Male Salary
$92,765
Average Female Salary
$73,550

About

Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives was $89,977 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of police & detectives by wage are Elevator installers & repairers, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and General & operations managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are Wayne County PUMA, NC, Sussex County PUMA, NJ, and Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are Wayne County PUMA, NC, Sussex County PUMA, NJ, and Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Firstline supervisors of police & detectives and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, by average wage, is U. S. Army. Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are paid most in Maine, Norwood Park Townships & Chicago CityEdison Park PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Wayne County PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,977
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,392

In 2019, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives earned an average of $89,977, $34,453 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Elevator installers & repairers make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of police & detectives while General & operations managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Firstline supervisors of police & detectives as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.265
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.265, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives (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 Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , U. S. Air Force, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, by average wage, are U. S. Army, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

111k
2019 Workforce
± 8,188
−1.63%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.5%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of police & detectives has been declining at a rate of −1.63%, from 113,166 people in 2018 to 111,318 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives at  84.9%, followed by U. S. Air Force with 5.84% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 1.91%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Firstline supervisors of police & detectives in the US. The average age of male Firstline supervisors of police & detectives in the workforce is 45.5 and of female Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is 45.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

95.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,572
16.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,120

85.5% of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

74% of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.7% of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Age by Gender

45.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.762
45.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.17

The median age of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is 45.5, and Male employees are generally 0.0703 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firstline supervisors of police & detectives need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firstline supervisors of police & detectives need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives are expected to see a growth of 5.23% 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 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.
5.23%
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 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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