A number of homeland security workers are employed in North Carolina due to the state’s location and critical infrastructure. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides 2012 salary information for a number of homeland security professions in the state. The average salary of key North Carolina professionals who earned in the top tenth percentile of their field is listed below. It is followed by the average state wage for those in these fields.
Homeland security salaries vary greatly throughout North Carolina. In some cases, professionals located outside of the cities are highly paid. For instance, information security analysts in the western central nonmetropolitan area of the state earned top salaries of $135,1770, while the top earners of protective service worker supervisors in this area averaged $82,100.
Charlotte homeland security professionals in the top tenth salary bracket of their profession tended to earn more than the average for the state. Supervisors of protective service workers in the top bracket earned $76,410, while information security analysts in this bracket averaged $126,620.
The salaries of transportation security analysts did not vary much in North Carolina, although the average wages in Greensboro and Raleigh were slightly above those in the rest of the state. They were $37,650 and $38,860, respectively.
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 North Carolina’s major cities.