When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $20.00 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Boca Raton, Fla.; Conroe, Texas (about $19.31), Woodridge, Ill. (approximately $15.99), and South Bay, Fla. ($14.60) are the next top-paying cities. At $12.48, Lawton, Okla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Georgia take home the most — $17.98 per hour on average.
Maintenance Supervisors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $18.91 per hour — though Corrections Officers, Correctional Officers, and Case Managers also do fairly well at around $14.61, $13.98, and $12.99, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $14.76 per hour. The largest slice of the The GEO Group, Inc. workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $15.20 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $15.51 per hour for Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselors; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; The GEO Group, Inc. awards around $18.36 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Counseling; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $18.00 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is regularly seen around here; close to one-third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Case Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 22 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. To plan for old age, most survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A fair number of respondents can count on health insurance, and a majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, stock options, 401(a), and a casual working environment.