First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers Salary

Managers of Correctional Officers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $43K annually, but may range from $32K to $77K per year. The vast majority of Managers of Correctional Officers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,379 - $76,767
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$31K
$43K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,987
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$16.10 - $33.48
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$16
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,379 - $76,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$31,804 - $76,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.10 - $33.48  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $62.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$31,804 - $76,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Managers of Correctional Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $41K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. Managers of Correctional Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. 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 33%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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