Correctional Counselor Salary

Correctional Counselors in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K annually. Job satisfaction for Correctional Counselors is high. Women account for the majority of Correctional Counselors who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,819 - $70,469
$27K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,871
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$12.42 - $26.90
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MEDIAN: $17.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,819 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$26,699 - $67,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $26.90  
   
Overtime
$18.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$26,699 - $67,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Correctional Counselor

Correctional counselors work in jails and prisons. Their overarching task is to oversee the inmates at their facility, including their behavior, and help with their progress (such as by creating ways for inmates to learn how to cope with behavioral issues, helping them register for job training or GED programs, and considering which inmates could be released early). They also conduct questionnaires with inmates to discover their strengths and weaknesses to help figure out which jobs they are best suited for. Most correctional counselors work in federal or state detention facilities, but others work in care facilities or nursing, tending to inmates in need of physical and/or mental assistance.

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Correctional Counselor Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Counselor

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $35K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $39K. Correctional Counselors see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Correctional Counselors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $68K.

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Key Stats for Correctional Counselor

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Correctional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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