Years of Experience
Average pay is around $46K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections workforce (43 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $29K per year.
Typically, Correctional Officers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $26K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a First Aid Administrator certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $41K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $27K annually.
When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $44K per year. A garden variety skill at Oklahoma Department of Corrections is Security Policies and Procedures; just under a third of Oklahoma Department of Corrections' people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Counseling.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Oklahoma Department of Corrections gives paid vacation days to one in four employees and sick leave to 38 percent. More than a third of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most employees report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and flexible hours.