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. Salaries start at $31K, which grows to $37K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $42K after 10 to 20 years. Correctional Officers experience solid salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $48K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.