Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $64K per year. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $65K annually.
Correctional Officers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $63K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $63K annually for First Aid Administrators, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Illinois Department of Corrections have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), earning about $64K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Security Policies and Procedures in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $61K annually. Oral / Verbal Communication is a popular skill among Illinois Department of Corrections workers, with just over two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a defined benefit retirement plan.