Criminal Justice Jobs, Careers and Salaries in Massachusetts

Interested in launching a criminal justice career in Massachusetts? Explore some of the best criminal justice, law enforcement and crime-fighting jobs in the state.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 13,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $42.13
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $87,620
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 760
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $39.07
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $81,280
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 8,110
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $63,250
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 330
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $25.16
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $52,330
Bailiffs
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 17140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $40,240
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 1,280
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $26.42
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $54,950
Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 455,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $42,610
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 7,570
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: N/A
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: N/A
Court Reporters
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 3,172,420
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,740
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 110
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $27.43
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $57,060
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 110,380
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $65,860
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 1,780
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $33.64
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $69,980
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 45,540
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $59,810
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 290
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $28.45
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $59,170
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 99,900
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $78,580
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 3,610
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $38.58
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $80,240
Fish and Game Wardens
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 7,530
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $54,950
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 70
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $21.07
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $43,820
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 26,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $103,990
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 190
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $39.24
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $81,630
Law Clerks
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 32,630
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,960
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 260
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $20.79
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $43,240
Lawyers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 556,790
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $129,020
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 15,780
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $60.57
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $125,990
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 246,810
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $50,080
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 6,800
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $24.54
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $51,050
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 641,590
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $55,180
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 16,410
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $26.72
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $55,580
Private Investigators and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 31,250
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $47,130
  • Massachusetts State Employment: 560
  • Massachusetts State Mean Wage: $17.81
  • Massachusetts State Annual Mean Wage: $37,050


Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics




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