$34,612
Avg. Salary
$16.02
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Juvenile Detention Officer is $16.02 per hour.

The average pay for a Juvenile Detention Officer is $34,612 per year.

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$11.84
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$16.02
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$22.29
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MEDIAN $16.02
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$24k
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$35k
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$54k
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MEDIAN $34,612
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$0$54K
Salary $24,214 - $54,310
Bonus $1,000
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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$24,556 - $51,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $22.29
Overtime $16.37 - $31.37
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $1,000
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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$24,556 - $51,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

Job Description for Juvenile Detention Officer

Minors who have broken the law and are considered to be dangerous to society or at risk for continuing to commit serious crimes are generally housed in juvenile detention facilities. A juvenile detention officer is a person who supervises and observes the behavior of these detainees and helps ensure that they are held in a safe manner, but also secured against escape from the detention center.

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Juvenile Detention Officer Tasks
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with juveniles and coworkers with a focus on patience and diplomacy.
  • Document appropriate interactions and communicate them with supervisors.
  • Respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations with the ability to perform CPR and First Aid.
  • Enact and support facility policies while maintaining situational awareness.

Juvenile Detention Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Juvenile Detention Officer

Pay by Experience for a Juvenile Detention Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Juvenile Detention Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Juvenile Detention Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Juvenile Detention Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 37 salaries. A Juvenile Detention Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 6 salaries.

Juvenile Detention Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Juvenile Detention Officer?

Juvenile Detention Officer in Dallas:
"It's good."
Pros: Helping the kids
Cons: Staff

Juvenile Detention Officer in Painesville:
"BETTER PAY."
Pros: FLEXIBILITY AND DISTANCE OF TRAVEL.
Cons: PAY AND LACK OF UPWARD MOBILITY AND RAISES.

Key Stats for Juvenile Detention Officer

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Juvenile Detention Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%