The average rate for a Jailer is $12.67 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Jailer Total Pay (?
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$16,700 - $43,914
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,451
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Jailer Total Pay (?
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$8.38 - $18.68
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$16,700 - $43,914  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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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$17,655 - $41,047  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $18.68  
   
Overtime
$4.50 - $43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$17,655 - $41,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Jailer
  • Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.
  • Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
  • Maintain security of the jail or institution.
  • Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.

Experience Affects Jailer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 12 votes.
Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 17%
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