Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Correctional Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Correctional Officers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Correctional Officers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $41K.