When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.89 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Boca Raton, Fla.; Conroe, Texas ($19.31), Woodridge, Ill. ($15.99), and Adelanto, Calif. (about $15.00) are the next top-paying cities. Lawton, Okla. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $12.48, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Georgia, where pay average out at around $17.98 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Licensed Practical Nurses, Maintenance Supervisors, Executive Secretaries, and Substance Abuse Counselors; while the first receives the highest median pay at $20.25 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $18.91, $18.86, and about $17.61, respectively. Case Managers at The GEO Group, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($12.99 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at The GEO Group, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $16.14 per hour on average. The largest slice of the The GEO Group, Inc. workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $14.90 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor certainly has its perks — salaries approach $15.51 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at The GEO Group, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $18.36 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Microsoft Excel seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $18.00 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a third of The GEO Group, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other top skills include Customer Service, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The GEO Group, Inc. lets only a quarter of survey participants take paid vacation and only a sixth of workers take sick leave. A fair number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for a majority of respondents and dental coverage for the larger part of survey participants. The GEO Group, Inc. folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, 401(a), a casual working environment, and stock options.