Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary
|Salary||$25,142 - $67,699|
|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).)
|$24,346 - $62,275|
|Hourly Rate||$10.63 - $25.47|
|Overtime||$6.17 - $41.01|
|Total Pay (||$24,346 - $62,275|
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.Read More...
They typically supervise inmates in living areas (e.g, dining area, inmates' cells, etc.) and outdoors when inmates are allowed to have recreational activities. They also supervise inmates and their visitors in visitation areas. They must closely monitor inmates' movements in prisons and conduct regular counts, and they must also be ready to provide emergency response at all times, including prompt assistance to prisoners in the event of physical or emotional trauma, injury, illness, etc. They also oversee jail cleanliness and report to appropriate departments if repairs or maintenance are necessary. Correctional officers/jailers must write disciplinary reports whenever applicable, and they are also required to check for contraband materials (e.g., drugs, weapons, etc.) within the facilities.
Those in this position must be flexible work on rotating shifts and should always keep their knowledge up-to-date related to prison procedures and other skills. A high school diploma or equivalent and U.S. citizenship are minimum requirements for this position, and some states, such as Texas, require these officers to obtain specific licensing for the job. Applicants must also pass background checks, drug tests, physical exams, and psychological tests and have a valid driver's license.
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.
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
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