Entry-Level Detention Officer Salary
The average rate for an Entry-Level Detention Officer is $14.83 per hour.
$22,247 - $41,071
$11.08 - $19.37
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Detention Officer Advice
What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Detention Officer in Houston:
"How to interact with the criminal insane."
Don't ever think you have absolute power when dealing with inmates. You need to be firm, but fair. Also, never allow yourself to be manipulated, and never discuss your personal life with any inmate in your care.