Juvenile Detention Officer Salary (United States)

A Juvenile Detention Officer earns an average salary of $29,763 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Juvenile Detention Officer Salary (?
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$21,951 - $43,204
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,762
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Juvenile Detention Officer Salary (?
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$9.93 - $20.39
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,951 - $43,204  
   
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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$21,334 - $42,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $20.39  
   
Overtime
$13.21 - $32.18  
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).
)
$21,334 - $42,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%