Senior Corrections Officer Salary

With roughly three-fifths of Senior Corrections Officers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $31K to $75K per year and averages out to $44K per year. Work is enjoyable for Senior Corrections Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Corrections Officers survey respondents are men (71 percent). Almost all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Read More
$31,095 - $82,141
$31K
$44K
$82K
MEDIAN: $44,129
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.32 - $29.54
$13
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.24
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,095 - $82,141  
   
Bonus
$1,050  
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).
)
$30,702 - $74,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $29.54  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $36.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,050  
   
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).
)
$30,702 - $74,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Corrections Officer


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Senior Corrections Officers may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Correctional Officer. That position usually brings in $35K.

Senior Corrections Officer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Corrections Officer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Corrections Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Corrections Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Corrections Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Senior Corrections Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 48 salaries. A Senior Corrections Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 27 salaries.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Corrections Officer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 2%
ADVERTISEMENT