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Tennessee Homeland Security Salaries

The state of Tennessee has critical infrastructure that makes homeland security efforts in the state to be particularly vital. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides 2012 salary data on homeland security professions. The mean salaries of some key homeland security jobs in Tennessee are provided below, followed by the average salary of those who earn in the top tenth of their field.

Homeland Security Jobs
Mean Salary
Explosives Workers
$38910
Information Security Analysts
$75980
Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$44460
Transportation Security Screeners
$35490

Homeland security salaries vary greatly throughout the state. The average salaries of protective service worker supervisors are higher for those working outside of the major cities in Tennessee.

In contrast, information security analysts earned more when they were located in Chattanooga. Their average salary was $81,990, while those in the top tenth of their field earned $117,750.

The salaries of transportation security screeners varied only slightly, with the top earners making $44,020 and $43,020 in Knoxville and Memphis, respectively. Such top-earning professionals in Nashville made $41,550 a year on average.

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 Tennessee’s major cities.

Tennessee Information Security Analyst Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Chattanooga TN-GA
60
81990
Knoxville TN
140
77210
Memphis TN-MS-AR
110
65680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin TN
360
74420
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
71130

Tennessee Protective Service Workers Supervisor Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Chattanooga TN-GA
50
42470
Johnson City TN
40
Estimate Not Released
Knoxville TN
120
39560
Memphis TN-MS-AR
250
41110
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin TN
270
43670

Tennessee Transportation Security Screener Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Chattanooga TN-GA
50
35160
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol TN-VA
30
34500
Knoxville TN
90
35510
Memphis TN-MS-AR
280
35550

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