Firstline supervisors of police & detectives

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
112k
Average Age
45.9
Estimated Job Growth
5.23%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$90,330
Average Male Salary
$93,257
Average Female Salary
$72,945

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 $90,330 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of police & detectives by wage are Advertising & promotions managers, Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, and Database administrators and architects.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are Trussville, Center Point & Gardendale Cities PUMA, AL, Minot City PUMA, ND, and Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are Trussville, Center Point & Gardendale Cities PUMA, AL, Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, and Indian River County PUMA, FL.

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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are paid most in Babylon Town (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Trussville, Center Point & Gardendale Cities PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$90,330
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,517

In 2020, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives earned an average of $90,330, $34,376 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Advertising & promotions managers make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of police & detectives while Database administrators and architects 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

0.266
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.266, 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

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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 Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

112k
2020 Workforce
± 8,204
1.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.2%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of police & detectives has been growing at a rate of 1.8%, from 109,777 people in 2019 to 111,749 people in 2020.

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  88.6%, followed by U. S. Air Force with 3.63% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 1.27%.

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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 46.1 and of female Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

95.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,591
16.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,115

85.6% of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

73.3% of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.1% 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 Sex

46.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.75
44.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.08

The median age of Firstline supervisors of police & detectives is 45.9, and Male employees are generally 1.13 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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