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Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary

The average salary for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $33,308 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$24,435 - $52,896
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$53K
MEDIAN: $33,307
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$9.49 - $23.38
(Median)
$9
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,435 - $52,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$21,790 - $53,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$12.41 - $42.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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).
)
$21,790 - $53,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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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

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

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Experience Affects Correctional Officer / Jailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%