Salary for
Correctional Officer in the United States

How much does a Correctional Officer earn in the United States? The average Correctional Officer salary in the United States is $43,997 as of September 28, 2018, but the range typically falls between $39,173 and $48,830. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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. Su

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total compensation for the job of Correctional Officer in the United States. The base salary for Correctional Officer ranges from $39,173 to $48,830 with the average base salary of $43,997. The total compensation, which includes bonus, health and retirement, can vary anywhere from $39,173 to $48,830 with the average total compensation of $43,997.
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    Fire Fighter


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    Correctional Officer

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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    Correctional Officer, Sr.

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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