N.Y. School Safety Agents: We Don’t Get Paid Enough Because We’re Women

NEW YORK — As many as 5,000 school safety agents in New York City have filed a class action suit, claiming that the city has violated the federal Equal Pay Act because the majority of school safety agents are female.

According to court documents, approximately 70% of school safety agents are women; however, they make 20% less than compared to special officers who perform similar work at hospitals and homeless shelters. Most special officers are male, according to SchoolBook.org.

The top pay for special officers is roughly $42,000 annually versus $35,000 for a school safety agent.

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety HQ