Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $16.52
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 $15.96 based on …Read more
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