Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Senior Corrections Officers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $44K annually on average but can range from $30K to $69K per year. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Corrections Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Corrections Officers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,698 - $72,903
$32K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,653
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$12.25 - $29.92
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$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.23
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,698 - $72,903  
   
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$30,454 - $69,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $29.92  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $37.00  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$30,454 - $69,334  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Senior Corrections Officer

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

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Senior Corrections Officers who take a Correctional Officer role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Correctional Officers is usually $35K.

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Corrections Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $39K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $40K. For Senior Corrections Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $50K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Senior Corrections Officer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Corrections Officer?

Senior Corrections Officer in Fort Worth:
"Continuing training & schooling."
Be to work on time and stay as late as you are needed. Tutor new hires and help them to learn the trade and how to work safely. Answer any and all questions when asked for help.

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Key Stats for Senior Corrections Officer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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