Senior Corrections Officer Salary

Senior Corrections Officers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $45K annually on average but can range from $31K to $76K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Corrections Officers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$32,442 - $85,019
$32K
$45K
$85K
MEDIAN: $45,021
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$14.11 - $30.17
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.70
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$0$85K
Salary $32,442 - $85,019
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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$31,729 - $77,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $14.11 - $30.17
Overtime $22.00 - $56.00
Annual Data $0$77K
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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$31,729 - $77,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Job Description for Senior Corrections Officer

  • Supervise correctional officers during shifts, providing training and mentoring.
  • Document activities, head counts, and other information.
  • Respond to incidents and complete required paperwork afterward.
  • Supervise head counts and safety of inmates and guards.

Common Career Paths for Senior Corrections Officer


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Senior Corrections Officers who take a Correctional Officer role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Correctional Officers is usually $35K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Corrections Officer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Corrections Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Corrections Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $40,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Senior 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 48 salaries. A Senior 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 $50,000 based on 27 salaries.

Senior Corrections Officer Advice

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

Senior Corrections Officer in Fort Worth:
"Continuing training & schooling."
Be to work on time and stay as late as you are needed. Tutor new hires and help them to learn the trade and how to work safely. Answer any and all questions when asked for help.

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Key Stats for Senior Corrections Officer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Senior Corrections Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 4%