Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 17,520  815           5.2%           $66,005  
Law Enforcement Services 2,460  158           6.6%           $73,715  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Law Enforcement Services
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Animal Control Workers  N/A           20           19.4%           $38,490** MNM  OOH
Detectives and Criminal Investigators  90           0           2.2%           $89,930   MNM  OOH
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives  390           20           6.2%           $98,870   MNM  OOH
Fish and Game Wardens  N/A             $59,260** MNM  OOH
Forensic Science Technicians N/AN/A           10           20.7%           $62,490** MNM  OOH
Parking Enforcement Workers   N/A60           -10           -35.5%           $37,910   MNM  OOH
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,790           120           6.7%           $70,000   MNM  OOH
Private Detectives and Investigators N/A40             $49,250   MNM  OOH
Transit and Railroad Police N/AN/A             $74,450** MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Law Enforcement Services
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Animal Control WorkersN/A           70  5.5%           N/A  
Detectives and Criminal Investigators12,940      370  2.5%           $102,625  
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives17,720      290  1.9%           $107,052  
Fish and Game WardensN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Forensic Science TechniciansN/A           220  14.9%           N/A  
Parking Enforcement Workers1,490      -470  -31.8%           $39,194  
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers85,770      2,710  3.1%           $69,339  
Private Detectives and InvestigatorsN/A           300  N/A           N/A  
Transit and Railroad PoliceN/A           -20  N/A           N/A  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.