A Juvenile Detention Officer earns an average wage of $15.24 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$24,070 - $50,897
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,130
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90%

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$11.64 - $20.19
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,070 - $50,897  
   
Bonus
$1,300  
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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$24,177 - $49,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $20.19  
   
Overtime
$12.67 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,300  
   
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).
)
$24,177 - $49,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Juvenile Detention Officer

Minors who have broken the law and are considered to be dangerous to society or at risk for continuing to commit serious crimes are generally housed in juvenile detention facilities. A juvenile detention officer is a person who supervises and observes the behavior of these detainees and helps ensure that they are held in a safe manner, but also secured against escape from the detention center.

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Juvenile Detention Officer Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Juvenile Detention Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Juvenile Detention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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