First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers Salary

With more than two-thirds of Managers of Correctional Officers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Managers of Correctional Officers is $42K per year and can range from $32K on the lower end to $79K per year near the higher end. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,644 - $79,884
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$80K
MEDIAN: $42,427
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$16.56 - $34.06
(Median)
$17
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,644 - $79,884  
   
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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$31,513 - $78,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.56 - $34.06  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $63.15  
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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$31,513 - $78,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $41K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $41K. Managers of Correctional Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. As Managers of Correctional Officers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $60K.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers Reviews

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 36%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 4%
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