Juvenile Detention Officer Salary

A Juvenile Detention Officer earns an average salary of $30,170 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$22,074 - $42,161
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,169
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$10.04 - $20.30
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,074 - $42,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $829  
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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$21,496 - $42,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $20.30  
   
Overtime
$5.07 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $829  
   
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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$21,496 - $42,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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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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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%