Correctional Counselor Salary

Pay for Correctional Counselors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K per year. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Correctional Counselors are happy with their jobs. Female Correctional Counselors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,114 - $72,100
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$42K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,891
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$13.69 - $32.60
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$0$72K
Salary $28,114 - $72,100
Bonus $650
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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$28,483 - $68,805
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.69 - $32.60
Overtime $23.64
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $650
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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$28,483 - $68,805
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Correctional Counselor

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 best suited for. Most correctional counselors work in federal or state detention facilities, but others work in care facilities or nursing, tending to inmates in need of physical and/or mental assistance.

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Correctional Counselor Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Correctional Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Correctional Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Correctional Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Correctional Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 20 salaries. A Correctional Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Correctional Counselor

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Correctional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 12%