Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Senior Corrections Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $30K to $76K per year, but median earnings come to around $43K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Male Senior Corrections Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,426 - $75,887

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$12.79 - $31.16

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,426 - $75,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,969 - $75,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $31.16  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $48.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$29,969 - $75,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $35K. For Senior Corrections Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $62K.

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Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%
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