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Popular Careers for a Criminal Justice Degree

Finding a connection between your interests and your career goals is no easy feat, but seeing what jobs are out there for specific majors is a good start. See the most popular careers for a criminal justice degree, as reported by PayScale.


Methodology
Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Careers for a Criminal Justice Degree - Full List
Popular Careers for a Criminal Justice DegreeMedian Salary All U.S.
Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer$59,500
Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist$45,200
Paralegal$50,900
Administrative Assistant$34,100
Legal Secretary$50,200
Detective or Criminal Investigator$62,800
Operations Manager$70,600
Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator$56,600
Security Officer$34,700
Correctional Officer / Jailer$50,200
Security Manager$64,700
Loss Prevention Agent$29,300
Retail Store Manager$51,500
Loss Prevention Manager$51,900
Director, Security (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.)$70,400
First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Police and Detectives$71,700
Customer Service Representative (CSR)$34,200
Fraud Investigator$60,000
Police Detective$61,100
Legal Assistant$40,600
FBI Agent$97,700
Case Manager, Social Services$33,400
Office Manager$44,300
Child, Family, or School Social Worker$34,500
Private Detective or Investigator$53,100
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization$36,900
Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher$44,600
Methodology
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.