A number of homeland security professionals are employed in Pennsylvania, which has a strong industrial base and contains critical infrastructure. The salaries for various homeland security occupations are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median salary for several key homeland security professions is listed below. It is followed by salary data for those in the top tenth percentile wage bracket.
The salaries for homeland security professionals are quite different in various cities in Pennsylvania. This is especially true for protective service worker supervisors. Cities with salaries higher than the state’s median are listed below:
- Harrisburg/Carlisle – $51,670
- Pittsburgh – $50,980
- Erie – $50,590
- Philadelphia – $50,590
Information security analysts in Philadelphia made higher salaries than those located in Pittsburgh. In Philadelphia, their median salary was $98,070, while the top earners made $145,000. Pittsburgh information security analysts had a median salary of $68,480 a year with top earners garnering $116,360.
In contrast, the median salaries for transportation security screeners were higher in Pittsburgh than in Philadelphia. They were $47,470 and $42,960, 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 Pennsylvania’s major cities.