Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Correctional Officers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $35K. Correctional Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $47K.