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Prison Officer Salary

A Prison Officer earns an average salary of £21,130 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£16,179 - £29,736
(Median)
£16K
£21K
£30K
MEDIAN: £21,129
10%
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Salary
£16,179 - £29,736  
   
Bonus
£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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£16,233 - £29,776  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182

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Pay by Experience Level for Prison Officer

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

Prison Officer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
₤21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 80%