There are currently an estimated 18,600 bailiffs in the United States. The bailiff job market is expected to shrink by -2.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are bailiffs?

CareerExplorer rates bailiffs with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,100 bailiffs. That number is based on the retirement of 4,500 existing bailiffs.

Are bailiffs in demand?

Although employment growth in this occupation is projected to be sluggish, immigration courts are expected to see an increased need for bailiffs, as court officials reside over this complex and expanding issue. Demand will also result from a considerable number of employees expected to leave or retire from the field. While a high school diploma is the most common educational requirement for bailiffs in the United States, those employed with the federal court need a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, civil rights, or a related discipline. All candidates must complete Police or Peace Officer Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) and be certified law enforcement officers: local police, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, or federal Marshals. Other sought after qualifications include the ability to work with the public and hostile parties; technical knowledge of magnetometers and other devices used to detect and confiscate contraband; and statistical reporting and computer skills.

What’s the supply of bailiffs?

The bailiff industry is concentrated in New York, Ohio, Florida

Bailiff job market by state

State Name Employed Bailiffs
New York 4,050
Ohio 1,460
Florida 1,270
Puerto Rico 900
Texas 830
Georgia 810
Kentucky 770
Michigan 700
Pennsylvania 690
Illinois 580
Maryland 580
Indiana 540
Virginia 490
Colorado 440
Louisiana 420
Tennessee 340
Arizona 290
South Carolina 280
California 230
Missouri 220
North Dakota 210
Wisconsin 200
Washington 190
North Carolina 180
Nevada 170
Mississippi 150
Maine 130
Minnesota 120
Arkansas 100
Alabama 100
Utah 100
New Jersey 90
Oklahoma 80
Idaho 60
Oregon 60
Kansas 60
Nebraska 60
New Hampshire 40