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Popular Careers for a Criminal Justice Degree

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The fight for justice is a worthy pursuit. And, it turns out that it can pay well, too. FBI agents, security supervisors and intelligence analysts top the list of high-earning criminal justice degree holders. See what your favorite crime-fighting job pays with PayScale's list of the most popular careers for a criminal justice degree.

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
National Median Pay
Loss Prevention Investigator $42,200
FBI Agent $114,000
Crime Analyst $50,700
Corrections Officer $55,800
Police Detective $63,100
Juvenile Probation Officer $45,700
Loss Prevention Agent $29,300
Loss Prevention Manager $46,200
Probation Officer $45,800
Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer $60,800
Security Officer Armed $36,500
Security Director $65,100
Detective or Criminal Investigator $64,900
Security Guard $28,900
Security Supervisor $40,200
Security Manager $68,600
Fraud Investigator $61,500
Paralegal / Legal Assistant $51,900
Intelligence Analyst $82,200
Legal Secretary $53,900
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.
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