When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $27.85 per hour) can be spotted in Laredo, Texas; Bakersfield, Calif. ($17.50), Lawrenceville, Va. (around $16.80), and Kingman, Ariz. ($15.90) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Milton, Fla.; in fact, at about $10.58 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Mexico, where they average to $17.32 per hour.
Licensed Practical Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $17.00 per hour — though Case Managers, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Corrections Officers also do fairly well at around $16.50, $16.27, and approximately $16.00, respectively. On the lower end are Medical Records Clerks at $10.50 on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $15.76 per hour. Overall, the greater share of The GEO Group, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $14.92 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $18.66 per hour. The GEO Group, Inc. workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning $18.61 on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Office among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $16.49 per hour. A garden variety skill at The GEO Group, Inc. is Oral / Verbal Communication; nearly one in three of The GEO Group, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Security Policies and Procedures, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of survey participants at The GEO Group, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in ten workers can take sick leave. The GEO Group, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. The GEO Group, Inc. provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, 401(a), and a casual working environment.