Average Prison Warden Salary

$87,877
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$5,120
Bonus
$15,000
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The average salary for a Prison Warden is $87,877.
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$50k
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$88k
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$148k
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What Do Prison Wardens Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Prison Warden

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What Are Popular Skills for Prison Wardens?

Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, People Management and Security Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Prison Wardens?

An early career Prison Warden with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,649 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Prison Warden with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Prison Warden with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,368 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,181.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 99 survey responses.
Early Career
8.1%
Mid Career
13.1%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
55.6%