Average Salary for Missouri Department of Corrections Employees

A salary of $30K per year is the median rate at Missouri Department of Corrections. Your role at the company influences pay for Missouri Department of Corrections workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Missouri Department of Corrections Median Salary by Job


Corrections Officer
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Probation Officer
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Correctional Officer
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Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist
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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
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Earning $35K annually on average, Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialists receive the most money, followed by Probation Officers (about $34K), Correctional Officers (approximately $29K), and Corrections Officers ($29K).


Residents of St. Louis, Mo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $33K per year; other top-paying cities include Farmington, Mo. ($33K) and Licking, Mo. (about $28K).

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $32K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Missouri Department of Corrections employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $29K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $34K annually for Law Enforcement Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $30K per year. At Missouri Department of Corrections, employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest salaries at $36K.


In this position, it pays to have Counseling in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $37K annually. Folks here also tend to know Security Policies and Procedures; on the survey, half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Oral / Verbal Communication, Case Management, and Filing Court Documents.

Benefits and Perks

Around one in three workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too.

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Key Stats for Missouri Department of Corrections


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$24,161 - $35,801

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