A Prison Guard earns an average salary of $37,714 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Prison Guard Total Pay (?
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$23,849 - $78,000
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38K
45K
78K
MEDIAN: $37,714
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Prison Guard Total Pay (?
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$9.07 - $30.79
(Median)
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14
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31
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,849 - $78,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$21,648 - $80,492  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $30.79  
   
Overtime
$15.75 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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).
)
$21,648 - $80,492  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Experience Affects Prison Guard Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
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Gender
Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 21%
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