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Entry-Level Correctional Officer Salary

An Entry-Level Correctional Officer earns an average salary of $32,047 per year.

$23,986 - $47,158
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,046
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50%
90%

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$10.24 - $20.40
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,986 - $47,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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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$23,776 - $47,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$13.56 - $31.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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).
)
$23,776 - $47,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 421

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Correctional Officer Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Correctional Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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National Average
$32,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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