Average Prison Warden Salary

$87,099
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,000
Bonus
$20,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Prison Warden is $87,099.
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$56k
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$87k
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$145k
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MEDIAN $87,099
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Salary
$56k - $145k
Bonus
$1k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $20k
Total Pay
$56k - $150k

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Job Description for Prison Warden

Prison Warden Tasks
  • Supervise prison operations including public safety, public fund management, and allocation of prison space.
  • Hire and manage guards, janitors, cooks and other prison personnel.
  • Respond to violence.
  • Provide basic needs, health care, education, psychiatric care, entertainment, and rehabilitation opportunities to prisoners.

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Popular Skills for Prison Warden

Skills in Operations Management, People Management and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Prison Warden

An early career Prison Warden with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,546 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Prison Warden with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,152 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Prison Warden with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,389 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,942.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 124 survey responses.
Early Career
9.7%
Mid Career
12.9%
Experienced
27.4%
Late Career
50.0%