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Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Senior Corrections Officers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $41K annually on average but can range from $30K to $76K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Corrections Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,093 - $76,279
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,252
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90%

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$13.24 - $31.75
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,093 - $76,279  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$29,891 - $75,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $31.75  
   
Overtime
$17.99 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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).
)
$29,891 - $75,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Senior Corrections Officer

  • Respond to incidents and complete required paperwork afterward.
  • Supervise head counts and safety of inmates and guards.
  • Supervise correctional officers during shifts, providing training and mentoring.
  • Document activities, head counts, and other information.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Corrections Officer

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $35K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $34K. Senior Corrections Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $62K.

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Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%
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