First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Correctional Officers Salary

The majority of Managers of Correctional Officers in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $77K per year, and the median is $43K annually. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Managers of Correctional Officers are male. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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.


Managers of Correctional Officers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $41K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manager of Correctional Officers generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $58K.

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 33%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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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