Popular Careers for a Criminal Justice Degree

careers for a criminal justice degree
As cities grow and become more densely populated, law enforcement is needed more than ever to keep communities safe and peaceful. If you have a passion for justice and serving others, a career in criminal justice may suit you well. See PayScale's list of the most popular careers for a criminal justice degree.

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 Degree Median Salary All U.S.
Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer $61,500
Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist $47,400
Paralegal / Legal Assistant $46,900
Administrative Assistant $34,800
First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Police and Detectives $74,000
Loss Prevention Manager $51,200
Security Manager $66,800
Security Officer $32,100
Correctional Officer / Jailer $53,600
Detective or Criminal Investigator $63,400
Director, Security (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.) $77,400
Legal Secretary $51,900
Fraud Investigator $56,300
Loss Prevention Agent $32,100
Administrative / Office Manager $41,500
Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator $61,300
Case Manager, Social Services $33,700
Loss Prevention Investigator $43,000
General / Operations Manager $79,900
Police Detective $67,200
Retail Store Manager $52,500
FBI Agent $105,000
Corrections Officer $58,100
Customer Service Representative (CSR) $34,600
Insurance Claims Adjuster $57,100
Intelligence Analyst $81,200
Social Worker $39,000
Crime Analyst $48,100
Security Officer Armed $36,400
Security Supervisor $40,400
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.