Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Correctional Officers. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $30K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $35K on average. On average, Correctional Officers make $37K following one to two decades on the job. Correctional Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $51K.