Prison Officer Salary

A Prison Officer earns an average salary of £20,943 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

£16,169 - £29,479

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£16,169 - £29,479  
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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).
£16,218 - £29,502  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 75%