Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Prison Warden is $88,833
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 …Read more
What Do Prison Wardens Do?
Prison wardens are typically the top correctional officers within prisons. They are often regarded as administrative officials within their organizations, and while the position generally offers a set schedule, it should be noted that many work extended hours, including overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts.
Prison wardens are employed in any and all prison facilities; while the position is primarily mental in nature, it may also be physical on occasion. The work environment can be dangerous, …Read more
- 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.