Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
  Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security  17,520      815           5.2%           $66,005  
Correction Services 2,280        $45,365  
Emergency and Fire Management Services   2,040      118           7.2%           $44,349  
Security & Protective Services    4,960      356           6.5%           $29,542  
Law Enforcement Services  2,460      158           6.6%           $73,715  
Legal Services 5,780      183           2.9%           $109,798  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
PathwayRegionEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Correction ServicesMid-Atlantic66,020     -4,840         -7.1%           $55,325  
Correction ServicesUnited States546,420     -32,800         -5.6%           $52,348  
Emergency and Fire Management ServicesMid-Atlantic80,130     6,070         7.6%           $50,614  
Emergency and Fire Management ServicesUnited States754,380     74,700         10.0%           $49,245  
Security & Protective ServicesMid-Atlantic218,790     14,890         6.6%           $34,236  
Security & Protective ServicesUnited States1,588,160     103,300         6.5%           $32,847  
Law Enforcement ServicesMid-Atlantic125,130     3,470         2.7%           $76,867  
Law Enforcement ServicesUnited States959,060     65,200         6.6%           $70,029  
Legal ServicesMid-Atlantic205,510     9,580         4.1%           $109,384  
Legal ServicesUnited States1,304,780     79,100         5.4%           $100,738  

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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.