Earning around $35K annually on average, Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialists receive the most money, followed by Correctional Officers ($29K) and Corrections Officers ($29K).
Residents of St. Louis, Mo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $33K per year; other top-paying cities include Farmington, Mo. (about $33K) and Licking, Mo. ($28K).
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $30K annually. Overall, the greater share of Missouri Department of Corrections folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $29K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($30K annually) than those without credentials.
When it comes to skills, Oral / Verbal Communication seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $29K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Missouri Department of Corrections is Security Policies and Procedures; the larger part of employees use it for work.
Missouri Department of Corrections' employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and close to one-third of workers use it to save for retirement. A fair number of respondents report having health insurance, and half of workers report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include paid holiday and sick leave.