Criminal Justice Jobs, Careers and Salaries in Nebraska

Interested in launching a criminal justice career in Nebraska? 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
  • Nebraska State Employment: 30
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $39.60
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $82,360
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 8,110
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $63,250
  • Nebraska State Employment: 30
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $31.06
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $64,600
Bailiffs
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 17,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $40,240
  • Nebraska State Employment: 70
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $20.64
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $42,930
Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 455,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $42,610
  • Nebraska State Employment: 1,910
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $14.88
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $30,950
Court Reporters
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 3,172,420
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,740
  • Nebraska State Employment: 50
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $24.18
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $50,290
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 110,380
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $65,860
  • Nebraska State Employment: 310
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $28.36
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $58,980
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
  • Nebraska State Employment: 310
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.32
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $44,340
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
  • Nebraska State Employment: 660
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $30.61
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $63,660
Fish and Game Wardens
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 7,530
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $54,950
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 26,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $103,990
Law Clerks
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 32,630
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,960
  • Nebraska State Employment: 200
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $16.58
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $34,490
Lawyers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 556,790
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $129,020
  • Nebraska State Employment: 2,480
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $46.98
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $97,710
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 246,810
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $50,080
  • Nebraska State Employment: 1,080
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $18.90
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $39,310
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
  • Nebraska State Employment: 3,420
  • Nebraska State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.36
  • Nebraska State Annual Mean Wage: $44,430
Private Investigators and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 31,250
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $47,130


Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics



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