Information About Transit And Railroad Police

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Training

Transit and railroad police need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Transit and railroad police
Training for Transit And Railroad Police
Percent
Less than High School 0.9
High School 16.0
Some College 33.8
Associates Degree 17.3
Bachelors Degree 27.1
Masters Degree 4.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment

Represents about 4,000 people in the United States- 6.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more transit and railroad police but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, transit and railroad police make $28.16 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Transit and railroad police $18.30 $21.50 $27.10 $34.30 $41.60
Protective service occupations $9.08 $11.70 $17.60 $26.80 $36.00
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, transit and railroad police make $58,560 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Transit and railroad police $38,140 $44,760 $56,390 $71,510 $86,630
Protective service occupations $18,880 $24,480 $36,740 $55,790 $74,900
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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