Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Senior Corrections Officers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $42K per year, but may range from $30K to $75K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Corrections Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Senior Corrections Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,194 - $75,628
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,643
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90%

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$12.83 - $31.91
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,194 - $75,628  
   
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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$29,928 - $75,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $31.91  
   
Overtime
$17.99 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$29,928 - $75,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $35K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $34K. Senior Corrections Officers bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Senior Corrections Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $62K.

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Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

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 21 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 10%
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