Correctional Counselor Salary

Pay for Correctional Counselors in the United States is very modest at just $42K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $25K to $69K per year. Women Correctional Counselors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Correctional Counselors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,216 - $85,788

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$11.61 - $27.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,216 - $85,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
Total Pay (?
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$25,265 - $69,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $27.29  
   
Overtime
$16.80 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,265 - $69,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Correctional Counselor

  • Conduct or ensure regularly scheduled interviews with inmates.
  • Ensure inmates’ rights are protected and required services are provided.
  • Plan and coordinate inmate services and programs.
  • Write and submit regular reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Correctional Counselors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $31K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $34K. Correctional Counselors see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Correctional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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