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Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Senior Corrections Officers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three in five of Senior Corrections Officers. Salaries average out to around $41K annually and spread from $30K to $76K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Corrections Officers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Corrections Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,038 - $76,019
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $40,541
10%
50%
90%

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$13.21 - $31.83
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
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
$30,038 - $76,019  
   
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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$29,833 - $75,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $31.83  
   
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).
)
$29,833 - $75,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($34K) on average. For Senior Corrections Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Senior Corrections Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $63K.

 
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Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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