A Juvenile Detention Officer earns an average wage of $13.94 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Juvenile Detention Officer Total Pay (?
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$21,949 - $45,226
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MEDIAN: $29,538
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Juvenile Detention Officer Total Pay (?
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$9.82 - $21.76
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,949 - $45,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
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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$21,283 - $46,071  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $21.76  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
   
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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$21,283 - $46,071  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations with the ability to perform CPR and First Aid.
  • Enact and support facility policies while maintaining situational awareness.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with juveniles and coworkers with a focus on patience and diplomacy.
  • Document appropriate interactions and communicate them with supervisors.

Experience Affects Juvenile Detention Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.
Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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