Criminal Justice Jobs, Careers and Salaries in Washington

Interested in launching a criminal justice career in Washington? 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
  • Washington State Employment: 420
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $44.58
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $92,740
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 8,110
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $63,250
  • Washington State Employment: 120
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $36.16
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $75,200
Bailiffs
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 17,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $40,240
  • Washington State Employment: 220
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $20.55
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $42,740
Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 455,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $42,610
  • Washington State Employment: 8,170
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $22.66
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $47,140
Court Reporters
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 3,172,420
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,740
  • Washington State Employment: 210
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $33.27
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $69,200
Criminal Investigators and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 110,380
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $65,860
  • Washington State Employment: 1,670
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $36.70
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $76,330
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
  • Washington State Employment: 510
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $32.97
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $68,580
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
  • Washington State Employment: 1,970
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $41.47
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $86,250
Fish and Game Wardens
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 7,530
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $54,950
  • Washington State Employment: 100
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $28.99
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $60,290
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 26,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $103,990
  • Washington State Employment: 930
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $51.33
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $106,770
Law Clerks
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 32,630
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,960
  • Washington State Employment: 400
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $25.64
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $53,320
Lawyers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 556,790
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $129,020
  • Washington State Employment: 9,990
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $54.12
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $112,560
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 246,810
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $50,080
  • Washington State Employment: 6,080
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $23.34
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $48,550
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
  • Washington State Employment: 9,080
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $31.07
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $64,620
Private Investigators and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 31,250
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $47,130
  • Washington State Employment: 380
  • Washington State Hourly Mean Wage: $26.41
  • Washington State Annual Mean Wage: $54,930


Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics



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