Median pay is highest in Conroe (around $19.31 per hour), followed by Woodridge ($15.99), Columbus (about $15.51), and Jena ($15.20). Expected earnings are below average (approximately $12.75) in Columbia, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is $18.36 per hour.
Typically, Maintenance Supervisors are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $18.91; Human Resources Assistants, Case Managers, and Corrections Officers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $17.09, $14.93, and around $14.87, respectively. Correctional Officers make about $13.75, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $15.02. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home about $15.45 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselors are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $15.51. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Corrections Officer is rewarded at $15.07 per hour. The GEO Group, Inc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $17.74 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Counseling among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $20.00. It's pretty common to find people here who know Security Policies and Procedures; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth 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 third of workers have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of workers can take paid time off for illness. A strong majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Perks also include stock options, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.