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.