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. (about $15.99), and South Bay, Fla. ($14.60) are the next top-paying cities. Columbia, S.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $12.75, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $18.36 per hour on average.
Maintenance Supervisors earn the highest median pay at approximately $18.91 per hour, followed by Substance Abuse Counselors (about $17.61), Corrections Officers ($14.87), and Correctional Officers ($14.47). Case Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $12.99.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $15.28 per hour on average. The largest slice of the The GEO Group, Inc. workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $15.48 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselors, who make about $15.51 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at The GEO Group, Inc. — these employees make the most at 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 $16.98 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill in the The GEO Group, Inc. workforce; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Case Management, Customer Service, and Oral / Verbal Communication.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 22 percent receiving paid vacation and one-seventh of survey participants receiving paid sick days. A fair number of respondents save for retirement through The GEO Group, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of employees, and for the larger part of respondents, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and stock options.