Average Correctional Officer Salary at Federal Bureau of Prisons

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The average salary for a Correctional Officer at Federal Bureau of Prisons is $52,843.
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Job Description for Correctional Officer

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.
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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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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