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Best States For A Public Safety Officer

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It seems like Public Safety Officers are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Public Safety Officers aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Public Safety Officers.

We found that Delaware is the best state in the nation for Public Safety Officers, and people in Washington earn the most in the field.

62% of people in the field are White, while 16% are Hispanic or Latino.

The highest position that you can reach as a Public Safety Officer is Director Of Public Safety.

The median salary of a Director Of Public Safety is $86,309.

The 10 Best States In America For Public Safety Officers in 2020

  1. Delaware
  2. Connecticut
  3. Hawaii
  4. Nevada
  5. New Jersey
  6. Massachusetts
  7. New York
  8. Alaska
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. California
  • (51 jobs)
  • (205 jobs)
  • (77 jobs)
  • (164 jobs)
  • (470 jobs)
  • (847 jobs)
  • (650 jobs)
  • (26 jobs)
  • (650 jobs)
  • (2,222 jobs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data helped us determine the ranking.

We ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Public Safety Officers, to help you with your next career move.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Public Safety Officers include IPC International and Allied Barton Security SERV.

Below is the list of best cities for Public Safety Officer jobs ranked from 1 to 50.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Public Safety Officers In 2020

1. Delaware

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
51 $44,710 $24,000 $81,000 1.1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Delaware

2. Connecticut

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
205 $44,083 $23,000 $84,000 1.13
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Connecticut

3. Hawaii

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
77 $44,291 $24,000 $80,000 2.01
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Hawaii

4. Nevada

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
164 $39,231 $21,000 $70,000 1.62
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Nevada

5. New Jersey

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
470 $43,254 $23,000 $80,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in New Jersey

6. Massachusetts

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
847 $39,339 $20,000 $74,000 1.78
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Massachusetts

7. New York

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
650 $44,784 $23,000 $84,000 0.87
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in New York

8. Alaska

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
26 $43,244 $30,000 $62,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Alaska

9. Pennsylvania

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
650 $38,083 $20,000 $71,000 1.03
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in Pennsylvania

10. California

Total Public Safety Officer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,222 $40,504 $21,000 $76,000 1.21
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Public Safety Officer Jobs in California

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Public Safety Officer

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