Senior Corrections Officer Salary
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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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.
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