Entry-Level Correctional Officer Salary

An Entry-Level Correctional Officer earns an average salary of $32,354 per year.

$24,743 - $47,064
$25K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,116
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50%
90%

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$10.65 - $19.93
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.72
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$0$47K
Salary $24,743 - $47,064
Bonus $-0.50 - $2,466
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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$24,110 - $47,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 477
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.65 - $19.93
Hourly Tips $3.21
Overtime $15.15 - $32.08
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $-0.50 - $2,466
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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$24,110 - $47,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 464

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Correctional Officer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Correctional Officer in Madison:
Be prepared to deal with negative people in a negative environment! The daily grind of that is tough to weather!

Correctional Officer in Chester:
"Are you sure?"
Figure out if this is something you really want almost immediately. It is a great stepping stone to other opportunities but there are risks you face daily. If you are not a strong willed individual you can get consumed. This is not for the faint at heart or the extremely meek. Dealing with convicts who are very manipulative can cause you grief and trouble if you don't possess the proper mindset.

Correctional Officer in Philadelphia:
"Favoritism."
Do ur job to the best of ur ability..Listen to senior officers and make ur money and keep it moving..If ur not sure about something..Ask..dont get too involve with inmates..

Correctional Officer in Providence:
Be yourself. Don't let the actions of others dictate what kind of officer you are. Be fair, firm and consistent. Treat people like people.

Correctional Officer in Torrington:
"The department to value their staff and recogntion."
It is a tuff business. Communication has always been and always will be the biggest downfall working security. Learn patients and self-motivate each day because knowone else will lead you in that direction. Educate yourself beyond what the department will offer you. Be prepared for many let downs and especially for promotions and pay advancement. Know that your friends are not the clientel you deal with each day and value the time you have with those you love (family). Yes, other correctional staff are similiar to family and we should all come together to get what needs to done safely so that we all can go home to our real family.

Correctional Officer in Milton:
"Integrity."
The first thing and most important advice I can share with new Correctional officers is for them to never lose their integrity. To always try to show respect to those around and be careful to not be so quick to judge, but learn to listen and give the best advice or show those in need of direction the best path to take to achieve their goals.

Correctional Officer in Kingston:
"Salary and promotion."
It's a great job.

Key Stats for Correctional Officer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Correctional Officer Salaries

Military
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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