The average salary for a Correctional Officer at Federal Bureau of Prisons is $52,843.
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Job Description for Correctional Officer
A correctional officer works at a prison, jail, or similar institution. They are responsible for maintaining the safety and control of all persons remanded to the custody of the facility. The help ensure and enforce all procedures and regulations as required by the jurisdiction and management. In addition to helping to maintain order, the correctional officer also assists in performing regularly scheduled inspections of the property belonging to incarcerated persons to seek out contraband and …Read more
Correctional Officer Tasks
- Maintain security of the jail or institution.
- Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.
- Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.
- Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
Popular Employer Salaries for Correctional Officer
The top respondents for the job title Correctional Officer are from the companies The GEO Group, Inc., Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Florida Department of Corrections. Reported salaries are highest at California Department of Corrections where the average pay is $85,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The GEO Group, Inc. and Texas Department of Criminal Justice, earning around $45,000 and $38,000, respectively. Tennessee Department of Corrections pays the lowest at around $28,539. Arizona Department of Corrections and Florida Department of Corrections also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $33,129 and $33,669, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Correctional Officer
Oral / Verbal Communication
Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Officer
An early career Correctional Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,697 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Correctional Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,628 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Correctional Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 6 salaries.
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