Correctional Officer Salaries

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

What is the average annual salary for Correctional Officer?
The annual salary 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 annual salaries 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 annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Correctional Officer in the United States is $41,767 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Correctional Officer in the United States are expected to make less than $41,767.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $41,767
  • 10%$33,027
  • 25%$37,192
  • 75%$46,351
  • 90%$50,525

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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

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