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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Correctional Officers make a median salary of $37K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $41K.