A Corrections Officer earns an average salary of $35,049 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are People Management and Oral / Verbal Communication. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Corrections Officer Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$24,631 - $58,828
(Median)
25K
35K
49K
59K
MEDIAN: $35,048
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Corrections Officer Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$10.80 - $25.13
(Median)
11
13
16
20
25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,631 - $58,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,944  
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).
)
$24,012 - $58,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $25.13  
   
Overtime
$13.47 - $44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,944  
   
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).
)
$24,012 - $58,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,243
Is Corrections Officer your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Corrections Officer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
Popular Employer Salaries for Corrections Officer
Job Description for Corrections Officer
  • Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.
  • Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
  • Maintain security of the jail or institution.
  • Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.
Pay by Experience Level for Corrections Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 59%
Albuquerque
up arrow 13%
National Average
$35,000
Cleveland
up arrow 2%
Phoenix
up arrow 5%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%
Experienced
up arrow 38%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Corrections Officer Salaries

People Management
up arrow 43%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 171 votes.
Gender
Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -