When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.00 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Boca Raton, Fla.; Conroe, Texas (approximately $19.31), Woodridge, Ill. ($15.99), and South Bay, Fla. (about $14.60) are the next top-paying cities. At $12.75, Columbia, S.C. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Texas, where they average to around $18.36 per hour.
Maintenance Supervisors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $18.91 per hour; Substance Abuse Counselors, Corrections Officers, and Correctional Officers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $17.61, approximately $14.87, and $14.22, respectively. The GEO Group, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Case Managers ($12.99 on average).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $15.02 per hour. The largest slice of the The GEO Group, Inc. workforce (39 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $15.48 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselors, who make around $15.51 per hour. The best paid folks at The GEO Group, Inc. have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $18.36 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft Excel; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $16.98 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Security Policies and Procedures; just under a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Case Management, Customer Service, and Oral / Verbal Communication.
Benefits and Perks
A fifth of survey participants have paid vacation, and only about one-seventh of survey participants can take paid time off for illness. A solid majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). The GEO Group, Inc. provides health insurance to the larger part of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and stock options.