Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Detention Officers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $36K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $49K.