Average Salary for Missouri Department of Corrections Employees

A salary of $33K annually is the going rate at Missouri Department of Corrections. For the most part, employee paychecks at Missouri Department of Corrections fluctuate depending on your city; how long you've been working also matters, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Missouri Department of Corrections typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Missouri Department of Corrections
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Corrections Officer (2)
$19,041 - $42,168  
[-]Corrections Officer (2)
Salary$19,804 - $43,370  
Total Pay$19,041 - $42,168  
[+]Parole Officer (2)
$25,045 - $60,527  
[+]Parole Officer (2)
Salary$27,623 - $66,455  
Total Pay$25,045 - $60,527  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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.

Key Stats for Missouri Department of Corrections


50 %
50 %
$28,956 - $36,992
$28,805 - $33,566
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
$32,928 - $36,174

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