Correctional Officer, Sr. Salary in the United States

How much does a Correctional Officer, Sr. make in the United States? The average Correctional Officer, Sr. salary in the United States is $51,864 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $46,038 and $57,684. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Correctional Officer, Sr. 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. Being a Correctional Officer, Sr. oversees prisoner conduct and safety. Supervises prisoners during meals, recreation, work and other daily activities. Additionally, Correctional Officer, Sr. documents violations and takes appropriate disciplinary actions. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Correctional Officer, Sr. gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Correctional Officer, Sr. typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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