The average hourly pay for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $16.92.
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What Do Correctional Officer / Jailers Do?
Correctional officers/jailers work in correctional facilities and prisons to oversee individuals who have been arrested or sentenced to serve time in prison.
They typically supervise inmates in living areas (e.g, dining area, inmates' cells, etc.) and outdoors when inmates are allowed to have recreational activities. They also supervise inmates and their visitors in visitation areas. They must closely monitor inmates' movements in prisons and conduct regular counts, and they must also be ready …Read more
Correctional Officer / Jailer Tasks
- Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
- Maintain security of the jail.
- Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.
- Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.
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What Are Popular Skills for Correctional Officer / Jailers?
Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Oral / Verbal Communication and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and Leadership.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Officer / Jailers?
An entry-level Correctional Officer / Jailer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.46 based on 28 salaries. An early career Correctional Officer / Jailer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 102 salaries. A mid-career Correctional Officer / Jailer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.28 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Correctional Officer / Jailer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.83 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Correctional Officer / Jailer in their job title in Charlotte, North Carolina earn an average of 22.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (15.3% more) and Dallas, Texas (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (10.7% less).
Years of Experience
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