The average wage for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $15.86 per hour.
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$24,669 - $69,628
$25K
$35K
$70K
MEDIAN: $34,762
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90%

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$10.22 - $25.56
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$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,669 - $69,628  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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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$23,940 - $63,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$1.72 - $42.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$23,940 - $63,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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

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

Key Stats for Correctional Officer / Jailer

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Correctional Officer / Jailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 83%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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