Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Senior Corrections Officers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in five of Senior Corrections Officers. Salaries average out to around $40K annually and spread from $30K to $75K per year. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Corrections Officers who answered the questionnnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,653 - $75,757
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$76K
MEDIAN: $39,928
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90%

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$13.49 - $31.91
(Median)
$13
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,653 - $75,757  
   
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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$29,635 - $75,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $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).
)
$29,635 - $75,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $35K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Corrections Officers make a median salary of $50K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $63K.

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Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%