Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. Correctional Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Correctional Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.