Public safety employee wages are higher than in 2011, but most police and security departments at U.S. institutions of higher education are grossly understaffed. … In 2011, 49 percent of novice sworn police officers on college campuses made more than $35,000 per year, while today, 63 percent make more than that amount. In fact, 9 percent make more than $50,000 per year. For their nonsworn brethren, nearly half (49 percent) who are just starting their careers now make more than $25,000 per year. In 2011, only 40 percent made more than that amount. The median pay rate for nonsworn security/public safety officers has also increased from $23,500 per year in 2011 to $25,000 today. It should be noted, however, that more nonsworn officers are now in the lowest pay bracket compared to four years ago. In 2011, only 11 percent were making $20,000 or less per year. Today, 17 percent make that amount. ….