Correctional Officer Hourly Wages

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Alternate Job Titles: Correctional Officer, Corrections Officer, Detention Officer

What is the average hourly pay rate for Correctional Officer?
The hourly wages for someone with the job title Correctional Officer may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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 hourly wages for people with the job title Correctional Officer in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Correctional Officer in the United States that make less than that hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Correctional Officer in the United States is $20 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Correctional Officer in the United Sates are expected to make less than $20 an hour.

Source: HR Reported data as of September 2014

Median $20
  • 10%$16
  • 25%$18
  • 75%$22
  • 90%$24

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Job Description for Correctional Officer

Responsible for enforcing rules and regulations in a prison, jail or other holding facility. Responsible for 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 and 0-2 years of related experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View Correctional Officer job description

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Categories:  Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security, Entry Level, Government

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit

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