$38,137
Avg. Salary
$16.90
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

$1,500

The average pay for a Corrections Officer is $16.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Corrections Officer is $38,137 per year.

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$26
90%
MEDIAN $17
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$63k
90%
MEDIAN $38,137
$27,918 - $62,979
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MEDIAN: $38,137
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$12.54 - $26.22
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$0$62K
Salary $27,918 - $62,979
Bonus $18.12 - $3,064
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,646 - $61,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 894
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.54 - $26.22
Hourly Tips $0.35
Overtime $17.00 - $44.22
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $18.12 - $3,064
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,646 - $61,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 906

Job Description for Corrections Officer

Corrections officers help ensure the safe and efficient management of prison and jail populations. Corrections officers make sure that all prison procedures and rules are followed, supervise and assist inmates as necessary, and report any issues related to health, behavior, or rules violations. These professionals are typically the first point of contact between incarcerated individuals and the prison administration and legal system. The officers enforce all procedures (usually on a very strict timeline), ensure discipline is maintained for the safety of the inmates, and closely observe all behaviors of incarcerated individuals, reporting and acting on anything out of the ordinary. While many jails have extensive surveillance systems to discourage misbehavior by inmates, the corrections officer also serves in a surveillance capacity.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corrections Officer

Pay by Experience for a Corrections Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Corrections Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 601 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corrections Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 239 salaries. An experienced Corrections Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 229 salaries. A Corrections Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 92 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

73%

National Average: $37,622

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Corrections Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Corrections Officer?

Corrections Officer in Linwood:
Pros: I am a retired from the Federal Bureau of Prison.
Cons: Driving to work for a total of one hour>

Corrections Officer in Pine Prairie:
"Stressful Professional."
Pros: The captains.
Cons: The strict policy.

Corrections Officer in Trenton:
"The pay scale is not responsible."
After 15 years of dedicated service, no raise it cost of living increases were offered. New officers make over 10,000 more than we do.

Corrections Officer in Baraga:
"How to handle managment."
Keep records of all your paper work listen and learn ask questions.

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Key Stats for Corrections Officer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Corrections Officer Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$38,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Corrections Officer Salaries

Counseling
▲2%

National Average
$38,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼3%

People Management
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%