Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Correctional Counselors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $31K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $35K. Correctional Counselors see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $65K on average.