An Entry-Level Correctional Officer earns an average salary of $32,189 per year.

$24,494 - $47,249
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,189
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$10.38 - $19.62
(Median)
$10
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$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,494 - $47,249  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,447  
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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$23,837 - $47,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $19.62  
   
Overtime
$15.12 - $32.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,447  
   
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).
)
$23,837 - $47,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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Correctional Officer Advice

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

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 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 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.

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Skills That Affect Correctional Officer Salaries

Military
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National Average
$32,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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