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Correctional Counselor Salary

Correctional Counselors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $42K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $25K, and the top verges on $71K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Correctional Counselors making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Women Correctional Counselors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Correctional Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,412 - $84,713
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$85K
MEDIAN: $41,689
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90%

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$11.66 - $30.26
(Median)
$12
$15
$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$27,412 - $84,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$25,379 - $70,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $30.26  
   
Overtime
$17.52 - $34.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$25,379 - $70,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Correctional Counselors. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $32K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Correctional Counselors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $64K.

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Experience Affects Correctional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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