First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers Salary

More than two-thirds of Managers of Correctional Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $31K to $79K per year, but median earnings come to around $42K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,553 - $80,227
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$80K
MEDIAN: $42,030
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90%

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$16.59 - $33.79
(Median)
$17
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,553 - $80,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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).
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$31,473 - $78,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.59 - $33.79  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $63.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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).
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$31,473 - $78,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers

  • Assess, investigate and mediate problems within or allegations against staff members.
  • Train, evaluate and discipline staff members.
  • Manage and coordinate staff schedules, tasks, and assignments.
  • Write and file regular reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Managers of Correctional Officers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $41K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $41K. Managers of Correctional Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Manager of Correctional Officers with more than 20 years of experience can earn $58K on average.

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What is it like working as a First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers?

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers in Columbus:
"Stressful, Increased Workload, Inadequate Support Staff,"
Pros: The people, the students, free lunch daily, the tuition benefit for my daughter, insurance benefits, athletic events, The Buckeyes.
Cons: Supervising people who I did not select to be support staff who are indequate, unproductive, dishonest, narcisstic, entitled, and lazy.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers in Leakesville:
"Pay Evaluation."
Pros: The people I work with are genuine and most take their job seriously.
Cons: The people I work for tend to be less educated and trust their employees very little.

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Experience Affects First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 4%
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