How much does a Correctional Officer make? The median annual Correctional Officer salary is $42,868, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $38,167-$47,578, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Correctional Officer in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Correctional Officer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Correctional Officer in the United States is $42,868, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Correctional Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $42,868.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Correctional Officer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Correctional Officer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Enforces rules and regulations in a prison, jail or other holding facility. Presides over prisoners awaiting trial or those who have been convicted of a crime. Oversees prisoner conduct and safety. Supervises prisoners during meals, recreation, work and other daily activities. Documents violations and takes appropriate disciplinary actions. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. View full job description