$41,706
Avg. Salary
$18.45
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Correctional Counselor is $18.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Correctional Counselor is $41,706 per year.

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$13.26
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$28.36
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MEDIAN $41,706
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$0$77K
Salary $27,650 - $77,076
Bonus $700
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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$27,810 - $68,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.26 - $28.36
Overtime $15.46 - $36.84
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $700
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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$27,810 - $68,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Correctional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 13%