Since 2006, hospital, school and university police chief/security director salaries have stagnated, but line officers have fared better. Sworn officer pay has increased by nearly 9 percent, while wages for nonsworn campus security personnel have increased by more than 3 percent.
Respondents to the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey indicate they continue to enjoy their careers. This second part of our two-part series reveals who is happy as well as the few who might be tempted to look elsewhere due to dissatisfaction.
The results of the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey are in, and the news is good for some, but not for others. This first half of our two-part series discusses how sworn officer pay appears to be on the rise, making it easier for the campus law enforcement community to attract quality sworn personnel. Starting pay for nonsworn officers, however, has decreased, and women and some minorities remain underrepresented.