Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Correctional Counselor is $46,862
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Counselors?
An entry-level Correctional Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Correctional Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,448 based on 24 salaries. …Read more
What Do Correctional Counselors Do?
Correctional counselors work in jails and prisons. Their overarching task is to oversee the inmates at their facility, including their behavior, and help with their progress (such as by creating ways for inmates to learn how to cope with behavioral issues, helping them register for job training or GED programs, and considering which inmates could be released early). They also conduct questionnaires with inmates to discover their strengths and weaknesses to help figure out which jobs they are …Read more
- Plan and coordinate inmate services and programs.
- Ensure inmates' rights are protected and required services are provided.
- Write and submit regular reports.
- Conduct or ensure regularly scheduled interviews with inmates.