Criminal Justice Career Snapshot

Graduates May be Employed as…

  • Police Officers
  • State Troopers
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Detectives
  • Probation Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Fish & Game Wardens
  • Security Guards
  • Fraud Investigators
  • Forensic Specialists
  • Postal Inspectors
  • Immigration/Customs Enforcement
  • US Marshals


Examples of Potential Area Employers

  • City / Local Police Departments
  • State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Crime Labs or Forensic Labs
  • Federal Agencies
  • Military Positions
  • Courtroom Positions


Northwest Arkansas Area Wages

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $30,105 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $37,483 annually

 

Correctional Officers & Jailers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $25,306 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $31,207 annually

 

Detectives and Criminal Investigators:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $33,949 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $54,051 annually