Miscellaneous law enforcement workers

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Total Workforce
16.2k
Average Age
38.1
Average Salary
$37,851
Average Male Salary
$41,722
Average Female Salary
$30,121

About

Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers was $37,851 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous law enforcement workers by wage are Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA and Altoona City PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA and Altoona City PUMA, PA.

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 Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,851
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,986

In 2018, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers earned an average of $37,851, $16,037 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous law enforcement workers while Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters 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

0.301
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers

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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Industries by Share

16.2k
2018 Workforce
± 3,128
0.433%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 27.2%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous law enforcement workers has been growing at a rate of 0.433%, from 16,164 people in 2017 to 16,234 people in 2018.

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  19.8%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 17.3% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 15.1%.

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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 41.1 and of female Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is 32.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

10.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,553
5.42k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,807

66.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

60.6% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24% of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.16
32.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.47

The median age of Miscellaneous law enforcement workers is 38.1, and Male employees are generally 8.73 years older 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 Protective Services 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 Active Listening, Social Perceptiveness, 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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