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 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.