Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary

For Correctional Officers, hourly average wages total $16.21 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Correctional Officers are male. Though the majority of Correctional Officers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,142 - $67,699
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$35K
$68K
MEDIAN: $35,114
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$10.63 - $25.47
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MEDIAN: $16.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,142 - $67,699  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$24,346 - $62,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$6.17 - $41.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$24,346 - $62,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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Job Description for Correctional Officer / Jailer

Correctional officers/jailers work in correctional facilities and prisons to oversee individuals who have been arrested or sentenced to serve time in prison.

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Correctional Officer / Jailer Tasks

  • Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
  • Maintain security of the jail.
  • Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.
  • Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.

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Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Officer / Jailer

Pay by Experience for a Correctional Officer / Jailer has a positive trend. An entry-level Correctional Officer / Jailer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Correctional Officer / Jailer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Correctional Officer / Jailer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 52 salaries. A Correctional Officer / Jailer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 25 salaries.

Key Stats for Correctional Officer / Jailer

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Correctional Officer / Jailer Salaries

Late-Career
▲78%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 8%
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