Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Detention Officers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. Detention Officers see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $49K.