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.
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.