Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Detention Officers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $32K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $51K on average.