Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Correctional Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $36K. On average, Correctional Officers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.