First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
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Overview
All protective service supervisors not listed separately above.
Workforce size
First-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas), with 75,200 workers, are near the middle of all careers in the number employed.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) are expected to grow by 5%, and should have about 7,700 job openings a year.
Education
Only 34% of first-line supervisors of protective service workers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by first-line supervisors of protective service workers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
This is near the middle of all careeers' percentages of bachelor's holders.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) is higher than 52% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas).
This job's median $50KAll jobs' median $39K$49K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 27% of first-line supervisors of protective service workers -- that's a smaller percentage than 56% of other jobs.
Gender of first-line supervisors of protective service workers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For first-line supervisors of protective service workers, the median men's salary was 3% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 26% of first-line supervisors of protective service workers are minority, and 7% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of first-line supervisors of protective service workers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (7%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers (Specialized Areas) per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 63% of first-line supervisors of protective service workers, and 73% have company-sponsored health insurance (13% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for first-line supervisors of protective service workers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do first-line supervisors of protective service workers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas), and then we show how the middle (median) salary for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all first-line supervisors of protective service workers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for first-line supervisors of protective service workers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (ACS Salary Data)
$48K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
$48K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers (ACS)
Private for-profit (51.5%)
Private not-for-profit (5.1%)
Local government (17.0%)
State government (14.0%)
Federal government (10.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (1.1%)
Self-employed not incorporated (1.0%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of first-line supervisors of protective service workers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
$48K$57K$69K$41K$47K$57K$63K$0$50,000$100,000$150,000Self-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
$50K$55K$54K$46K$68K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for first-line supervisors of protective service workers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
First-line supervisors of protective service workers and gender

With 27% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 56% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
27%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Gender of First-line supervisors of protective service workers
Men (73%)
Women (27%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is better for first-line supervisors of protective service workers, with the median salary for men only 2.7% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$47K$49K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. First-line supervisors of protective service workers have one of the smaller percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job lower than that for 89% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of first-line supervisors of protective service workers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a higher percentage of minority first-line supervisors of protective service workers than for 78% of other careers. While this career employs many minorities, it employs a relatively small number of foreign-born people.

Race/origin of first-line supervisors of protective service workers
White (71% )
Black (19% )
Multiracial (3% )
Other (3% )
Asian (2% )
American Indian (1% )
Hispanic (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
26%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
7%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers by nativity
$44K$49K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) typically hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as first-line supervisors of protective service workers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for first-line supervisors of protective service workers.

Education attained by first-line supervisors of protective service workers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for first-line supervisors of protective service workers? Below we see the distribution of first-line supervisors of protective service workers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as first-line supervisors of protective service workers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$37K$39K$45K$47K$61K$86K$99K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KNone (2%)High School (21%)Some College (31%)Associate's Degree (12%)Bachelor's Degree (23%)Master's Degree (9%)Professional Deg/Doct (1%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by first-line supervisors of protective service workers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as first-line supervisors of protective service workers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of First-line supervisors of protective service workers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
4.9%
$0$200K$63K
4.5%
$0$200K$53K
3.0%
$0$200K$60K
2.7%
$0$200K$54K
1.9%
$0$200K$67K
1.6%
$0$200K$51K
1.4%
$0$200K$55K
1.3%
$0$200K$56K
1.3%
$0$200K$60K
1.3%
$0$200K$48K
1.1%
$0$200K$48K
1.1%
$0$200K$51K
1.0%
$0$200K$72K
0.9%
$0$200K$50K
0.9%
$0$200K$87K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as first-line supervisors of protective service workers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by first-line supervisors of protective service workers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Police officersManagers (specialized areas)Social workersProbation officers and correctional treatment specialistsSecurity Guards and Gaming Surveillance OfficersBailiffs, correctional officers, and jailersLawyers, judges, and magistratesDetectives and criminal investigatorsFirst-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesElementary and middle school teachersAccountants and auditorsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersFinancial managersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesChief executives and legislatorsSecretaries and administrative assistantsHuman resources workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarketing and sales managersRetail salespersonsCounselorsPsychologistsPostsecondary teachersPhysicians and surgeonsEducation administratorsManagement analystsSecondary school teachersSocial and community service managersBookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerksFirst-line supervisors of office and administrative support workersFinancial analystsCriminal Justice and FireProtectionBusiness Management andAdministrationGeneral BusinessPsychologyPolitical Science andGovernmentHistorySociologyAccountingCriminologyLiberal ArtsAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for first-line supervisors of protective service workers

What jobs will most first-line supervisors of protective service workers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of first-line supervisors of protective service workers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service WorkersSecurity Guards and Gaming Surveillance OfficersManagers (specialized areas)First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workersFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersFirst-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesComputer support specialistsPhysical scientists (specialized areas)Private detectives and investigatorsFirefightersPolice officersTeachers and instructors (specialized areas)Computer and information systems managersSecretaries and administrative assistantsBailiffs, correctional officers, and jailersLawyers, judges, and magistratesGeneral and operations managersGeneral office clerks
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for first-line supervisors of protective service workers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 6 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as first-line supervisors of protective service workers as well as 1% of respondents after working as first-line supervisors of protective service workers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for first-line supervisors of protective service workers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Secretaries and administrative assistants
395,200
$0$200K$36K
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
159,200
$0$200K$29K
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
153,100
$0$200K$48K
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
55,600
$0$200K$43K
Police officers
49,900
$0$200K$62K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for first-line supervisors of protective service workers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as first-line supervisors of protective service workers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of first-line supervisors of protective service workers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for first-line supervisors of protective service workers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Secretaries and administrative assistants
395,200
$0$200K$36K
1.8%
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
1.3%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
159,200
$0$200K$29K
23.7%
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
153,100
$0$200K$48K
7.5%
Receptionists and information clerks
151,300
$0$200K$27K
1.2%
Social workers
84,700
$0$200K$43K
1.5%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
7.2%
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
55,600
$0$200K$43K
1.1%
Police officers
49,900
$0$200K$62K
2.6%
Medical and health services managers
36,700
$0$200K$69K
1.2%
Office and administrative support workers
30,900
$0$200K$40K
1.4%
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (specialized areas)
11,400
$0$200K$54K
1.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
7,700
$0$200K$48K
24.0%
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
2,500
$0$200K$54K
1.4%
No occupation
2.4%
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas)
Choose actual dollars or inflation-adjusted dollars to view
Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) was higher than 52% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

This job's median $50KAll jobs' median $39K$49K$38K200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) are anticipated to grow by 5% over the next decade; 62% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas)? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas). You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS
Number of First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers (Specialized Areas) per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for first-line supervisors of protective service workers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS
Median salary ratio: First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers (Specialized Areas) to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which first-line supervisors of protective service workers (specialized areas) earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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