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Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary

The average salary for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $34,390 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
$24,531 - $56,422
(Median)
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56K
MEDIAN: $34,390
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$9.76 - $22.68
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,531 - $56,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,083  
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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$22,327 - $55,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $22.68  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $41.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,083  
   
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).
)
$22,327 - $55,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
United States (change)

Job Description for Correctional Officer / Jailer

  • 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.

Experience Affects Correctional Officer / Jailer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%