Correctional Officer / Jailer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $34,548 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.
Correctional Officer / Jailer Total Pay (?
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$24,571 - $56,400
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MEDIAN: $34,548
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Correctional Officer / Jailer Total Pay (?
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$9.60 - $22.65
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,571 - $56,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$22,447 - $55,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$13.66 - $40.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$22,447 - $55,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
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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 53%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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