Average Corrections Officer Hourly Pay

$17.85
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$1,036
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Corrections Officer is $17.85.
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$13.26
MEDIAN
$17.85
90%
$28.01
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
Bonus
$297 - $7,891
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$29,143 - $65,303
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What Do Corrections Officers Do?

Corrections 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.

Job Satisfaction for Corrections Officer

3.6 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Corrections Officer are from the companies The GEO Group, Inc., Federal Bureau of Prisons and Missouri Department of Corrections. Reported salaries are highest at Federal Bureau of Prisons where the average pay is $28.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include State of Michigan (MI) and Florida Department of Corrections, earning around $24.44 and $17.25, respectively. Missouri Department of Corrections pays the lowest at around $14.38. State of Missouri (MO) and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.53 and $16.24, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Corrections Officers?

Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Oral / Verbal Communication, Security Risk Management, Emergency Response and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Corrections Officers?

An entry-level Corrections Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.82 based on 114 salaries. An early career Corrections Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.88 based on 579 salaries. A mid-career Corrections Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.88 based on 256 salaries. An experienced Corrections Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.66 based on 292 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Corrections Officer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 68.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.1% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (18.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (15.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,366 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
42.4%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
9.2%