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Virginia Homeland Security Salaries

Virginia’s geographic location and heavy industrial base makes homeland security precautions an important part of the state’s government and industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salary data for a number of homeland security occupations in Virginia. The 2012 median salaries for some key professions in this field are listed below, followed by the average salary for those in the top 10th wage percentile.

Homeland Security Jobs
Median Salary
Explosives Workers
$48430
Information Security Analysts
$98190
Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$49130
Transportation Security Screeners
$36570

In some cases, the salaries for homeland security professionals were higher outside of the major cities in Virginia. The median salaries for the supervisors of protective service workers were higher for the state overall than in the major cities of Virginia.

Information security analysts in the northeastern nonmetropolitan area of the state had a median salary of $105,900 with the top earners averaging $146,040. This median salary was higher than that found in the major cities of Virginia.

Salaries were higher for explosive workers in the Washington/Arlington/Alexandria metropolitan area than for the state as a whole. Such professionals earned a median salary of $55,190 with those in the top 10th percentile making $66,190 a year.

Transportation security screeners made similar wages throughout Virginia, although experienced professionals in Roanoke earned slightly more. The salary for those in the top 10th percentile field in this city was $44,580.

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 Virginia’s major cities.

Virginia Information Security Analyst Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Charlottesville VA
Estimate not released
71680
Richmond VA
510
87750
Roanoke VA
30
86460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
730
88700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
9400
102650
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
100
105510

Virginia Ordnance Handling Expert Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
150
55540
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
40
44350
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
47280

Virginia Protective Service Workers Supervisor Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Richmond VA
290
49580
Roanoke VA
80
40550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
430
47980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
1810
53410

Virginia Transportation Security Screener Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol TN-VA
30
34500
Richmond VA
170
35590
Roanoke VA
60
35500
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
260
36290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
1380
36910

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