Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $33K. The largest fraction of Missouri Department of Corrections people (45 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $34K per year.
Residents of Farmington pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $34K annually; other top-paying cities include Jefferson City ($34K) and St. Joseph ($27K).
The highest average salaries go to Parole Officers who bring in close to about $32K.
Certifications and Degrees
Missouri Department of Corrections provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $34K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Case Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $35K. One of the more prevalent skills at Missouri Department of Corrections is Security Policies and Procedures, with approximately one in five considering it a key competency.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Missouri Department of Corrections; the company rewards only 38 percent with paid vacation time and only a quarter of workers with sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are a defined benefit retirement plan and life insurance.