Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary

The average pay for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $33,621 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$25,164 - $53,584
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$54K
MEDIAN: $33,621
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$9.54 - $24.51
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,164 - $53,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,911 - $56,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $24.51  
   
Overtime
$12.22 - $40.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,911 - $56,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Job Description for Correctional Officer / Jailer

Correctional officers/jailers are responsible for facilitating correctional processes and performing administrative tasks in a correctional facility, including opening locked doors and registering visitors. They also coordinate with other jailers to reach all institutional objectives in a timely manner, but should be organized and work independently without supervision.

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Correctional Officer / Jailer Tasks

  • Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.
  • Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.
  • Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
  • Maintain security of the jail.

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Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Officer / Jailer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Correctional Officer / Jailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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