Transit and Railroad Police

General Information

Description

Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 67,100 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$72,580

State-by-state Salary

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$79,510
$49,230
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 28%
  • Some college 25%
  • High school 20%
  • Post-secondary certificate 13%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • First professional degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Law and Government

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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