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Prison Officer Salary (United Kingdom)

A Prison Officer earns an average salary of £21,351 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Prison Officer Salary (?
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£16,320 - £29,795
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MEDIAN: £21,350
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National Salary Data

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£16,320 - £29,795  
   
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£0.00 - £2,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£16,399 - £29,852  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Pay by Experience Level for Prison Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

London
up arrow 1%
National Average
₤21,000
Wolverhampton
up arrow 4%
Nottingham
up arrow 7%
Preston
up arrow 7%
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Prison Officer Advice

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Prison Officer in Winchester:
Don't join the government are cutting back so much the job is now getting very dangerous.
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Experience Affects Prison Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
₤21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 82%