Criminal Justice Jobs, Careers and Salaries in Texas

Interested in launching a criminal justice career in Texas? 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
  • Texas State Employment: 560
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $39.99
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $83,170
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 8,110
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $63,250
  • Texas State Employment: 410
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $25.24
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $52,490
Bailiffs
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 17,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $40,240
  • Texas State Employment: 620
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $19.55
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $40,650
Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 455,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $42,610
  • Texas State Employment: 47,180
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $15.99
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $33,250
Court Reporters
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 3,172,420
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,740
  • Texas State Employment: 1,360
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $26.13
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $54,350
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 110,380
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $65,860
  • Texas State Employment: 14,350
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $28.23
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $58,720
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
  • Texas State Employment: 5,910
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $22.17
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $46,110
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
  • Texas State Employment: 5,900
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $35.32
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $73,470
Fish and Game Wardens
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 7,530
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $54,950
  • Texas State Employment: 450
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $23.53
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $48,950
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 26,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $103,990
  • Texas State Employment: 2,680
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $36.58
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $76,080
Law Clerks
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 32,630
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,960
  • Texas State Employment: 1,820
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $17.95
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $37,330
Lawyers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 556,790
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $129,020
  • Texas State Employment: 32,950
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $62.91
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $130,850
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 246,810
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $50,080
  • Texas State Employment: 16,790
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $23.84
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $49,590
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
  • Texas State Employment: 51,410
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $23.86
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $49,620
Private Investigators and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 31,250
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $47,130
  • Texas State Employment: 2,160
  • Texas State Hourly Mean Wage: $22.86
  • Texas State Annual Mean Wage: $47,550


Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics



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