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Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $34,672 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary (?
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$24,570 - $56,351
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MEDIAN: $34,671
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Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary (?
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$9.67 - $22.95
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,570 - $56,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$22,420 - $55,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $22.95  
   
Overtime
$12.93 - $41.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
   
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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$22,420 - $55,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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Job Description for Correctional Officer / Jailer

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Officer / Jailer

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Experience Affects Correctional Officer / Jailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%