Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Correctional Officer / Jailer is $15.56
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
- 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.