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Washington Homeland Security Salaries

Washington state provides employment for a number of professionals who specialize in homeland security. Salary data for many of these occupations is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent information available is from 2012, and the average salary of experienced professionals in Washington state who earn in the top tenth of their field is listed below, followed by the average wage in the state.

Homeland Security Jobs
Top 10th Percentile
Explosives Workers
$73350
Information Security Analysts
$126480
Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$79620
Transportation Security Screeners
$44910

The salaries of transportation security screeners were fairly similar throughout the state with those in the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue area earning slightly more. They averaged $37,440 a year.

In contrast, information security analysts in Spokane made more than average for the state, particularly those with experience who are in the top tenth wage percentile. These professionals averaged $143,700 a year.

With the exception of the Seattle metropolitan area and the Kennewick/Pasco/Richland area, the salaries for the supervisors of protective service workers were higher on average in Washington state than in the major cities. Supervisors in the Kennewick area averaged $63,970 a year, while the top earners in Seattle earned an average of $83,550 a year.

In 2013, the base salaries of supervisors with five years of experience was $64,932 a year, according to the government of Washington state.

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 Washington’s major cities.

Washington Information Security Analyst Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland WA
60
89030
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
400
65540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA Metropolitan Division
1930
96550
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
2010
95760
Spokane WA
70
96590
Tacoma WA Metropolitan Division
80
76480

Washington Ordnance Handling Expert Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
Estimate not released
65130

Washington Protective Service Workers Supervisor Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland WA
50
63970
Olympia WA
60
55530
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
450
48510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA Metropolitan Division
990
50470
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
1120
50530
Spokane WA
100
42110
Tacoma WA Metropolitan Division
120
51000

Washington Transportation Security Screener Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bellingham WA
40
36960
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland WA
40
33310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
440
38130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA Metropolitan Division
860
37440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
860
37440
Spokane WA
160
36080

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