Various types of homeland security personnel are employed in Kansas, and the salaries differ throughout the state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are the average salaries for 2012 for several types of homeland security positions, in addition to the wages of those in the top tenth percentile of their field.
The average annual salaries for information security analysts, protective service workers supervisors, and transportation security screeners were higher in Wichita than in Kansas as a whole. They were $74,030, $45,810, and $36,660, respectively.
- Grand Canyon University - B.S. and M.S in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- SNHU - A.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security & Counterterrorism, and M.S. in Criminal Justice - Advanced Counterterrorism
- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
- Michigan State University - Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Saint Joseph's University - Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Norwich University Online - Master of Arts in International Relations Program - Online
Information security analysts who earned in the top tenth percentile of their field had higher salaries in Kansas City than the average for the state. They earned $103,270 a year.
Top earners in the field of supervising protective workers had an average annuals salary of $75,400 a year in Wichita, while the professionals employed in the nonmetropolitan areas of Kansas averaged $50,410 a year.
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 Kansas’ major cities.