Nearing the top of the pay scale are Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialists, Probation Officers, Correctional Officers, and Corrections Officers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $35K annually, the other salaries come in at approximately $34K, about $29K, and $29K, respectively.
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. ($28K).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $32K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Missouri Department of Corrections employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $29K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Law Enforcement Certifications earn $34K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $30K per year. Missouri Department of Corrections provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in approximately $36K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Counseling among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $37K per year. A garden variety skill at Missouri Department of Corrections is Security Policies and Procedures; approximately half of Missouri Department of Corrections' people use it regularly. Oral / Verbal Communication, Case Management, and Filing Court Documents were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Close to one-third of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Missouri Department of Corrections sponsors. At Missouri Department of Corrections, the larger part of survey participants have health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage.