According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, homeland security personnel in Colorado earned the following salaries in 2012:
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers. Hazmat workers earned an average of $37,120 a year in Colorado and $39,650 in Colorado Springs. Experienced workers in the field throughout the state earned an average of $46,760 in the top 10th percentile of their salary bracket. In Colorado Springs, this figure was $48,800.
- Information Security Analysts. Homeland security computer experts made $81,680 a year in Colorado. Those in Boulder averaged $87,770 annually. Information security analysts in the top 10th percentile earned $114,750 a year in the state and $127,350 in Boulder.
- Protective Service Worker Supervisors.The supervisors of protective service workers earned $55,380 on average a year in Colorado. Those in Denver made $59,410. Professionals in the top 10th percentile tier in Denver averaged $102,570 a year, significantly higher than the state average of $86,200 for such top earners. First-line supervisors employed by the state government started at $69,252 a year in 2013.
- Transportation Security Screeners. The average annual salary of transportation security screeners in Colorado was $37,580 with wages in the top 10th percentile being $45,020. Screeners in the nonmetropolitan area of north central Colorado who were in the top 10th percentile earned $51,820.
The information shown in these tables was furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and represents salary data for many of the different homeland security jobs one could find in Colorado’s major cities.