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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 more than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $42K per year, but may range from $32K to $79K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,858 - $80,759
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$81K
MEDIAN: $42,219
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$16.59 - $33.79
(Median)
$17
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,858 - $80,759  
   
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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$31,752 - $79,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.59 - $33.79  
   
Overtime
$23.84 - $63.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$31,752 - $79,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($41K) on average. Managers of Correctional Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Managers of Correctional Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $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 32%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 4%
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