Bringing in the most money are Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialists — their earnings average $35K per year. Correctional Officers are a close second at approximately $29K along with Corrections Officers ($29K).
Residents of St. Louis, Mo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $33K annually; other top-paying cities include Farmington, Mo. (around $33K) and Licking, Mo. (about $28K).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $30K per year on average. The largest slice of the Missouri Department of Corrections workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $29K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists receive bigger paychecks (about $30K per year) than those without credentials.
Employees who count Oral / Verbal Communication among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $29K annually. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill among Missouri Department of Corrections workers, with the greater part of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.
Missouri Department of Corrections' employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Around one in three workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of workers, and about one-half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are paid holiday and sick leave.