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What You Need to Know About Protective Service Worker

Position Description All protective service workers not listed separately.

Types of Protective Service Worker

  • Cafeteria Monitor
  • Victims Advocate Clerk/Specialist
  • Playground Monitor
  • Deputy United States Marshal
  • Polygraph Examiner

Protective Service Worker Job Outlook

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 133,800 jobs in the United States for Protective Service Worker. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11,300 new jobs for Protective Service Worker by 2026. There will be an estimated 35,200 positions for Protective Service Worker per year.


The states with the most job growth for Protective Service Worker are Texas, Nevada, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, Alaska, or Connecticut. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Protective Service Worker Salary

The typical yearly salary for Protective Service Workers is somewhere between $20,530 and $54,130.


Protective Service Workers who work in District of Columbia, Virginia, or Nevada, make the highest salaries.

How much do Protective Service Workers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $26,370
Alaska $42,150
Arizona $33,890
Arkansas $31,120
California $39,840
Colorado $34,770
Connecticut $40,040
Delaware $26,810
District of Columbia $54,200
Florida $34,390
Georgia $37,390
Hawaii $34,170
Idaho $33,470
Illinois $28,800
Indiana $27,090
Iowa $43,460
Kansas $27,000
Kentucky $40,810
Louisiana $38,600
Maine $33,160
Maryland $39,590
Massachusetts $36,720
Michigan $31,920
Minnesota $36,730
Mississippi $31,980
Missouri $38,230
Montana $32,950
Nevada $44,560
New Hampshire $36,140
New Jersey $31,730
New Mexico $47,310
New York $31,410
North Carolina $37,790
North Dakota $43,740
Ohio $31,510
Oklahoma $44,330
Oregon $41,900
Pennsylvania $29,200
Rhode Island $33,200
South Carolina $32,040
Tennessee $36,250
Texas $27,070
Utah $36,690
Virginia $47,960
Washington $42,450
West Virginia $33,490
Wisconsin $35,170
Wyoming $37,350

Where do Protective Service Workers Work?


Below are examples of industries where Protective Service Workers work:



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