Juvenile Detention Officer Salary (United States)

A Juvenile Detention Officer earns an average salary of $29,561 per year. 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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$21,615 - $43,783
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MEDIAN: $29,560
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Juvenile Detention Officer Total Pay (?
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$9.89 - $20.88
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,615 - $43,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $820  
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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$21,170 - $43,901  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $20.88  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $32.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $820  
   
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).
)
$21,170 - $43,901  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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.

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Experience Affects Juvenile Detention Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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