North Dakota’s proximity to the northern border makes homeland security an important aspect of the state. Salary information on two key homeland security professions is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries from 2012 are the most recently available. Listed below are the wages for professionals who earn in the top tenth percentile of their field, followed by the average wages in the state.
Information security analysts in Bismarck who were in the top tenth percentile earned substantially more than their peers in Fargo. These values were $95,000 and $80,730, respectively. Transportation security screeners made about average for the state. Their salaries in Fargo averaged $35,310, while the top earners made $41,180 in 2012.
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 Dakota’s major cities.