Correctional Officer Salary in the US

$18.80
per hour
per year
$41,600
per year
per hour
Bonus
$1,300/year

Correctional Officer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Correctional Officer is $18.80 per hour ($41,600 per year), which is $11,890 (-22%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Correctional Officer can expect an average starting salary of $13.90. The highest salaries can exceed $30.30.
$13.90
Low
$18.80
Average salary
$30.30
High
$31,200
Low
$41,600
Average salary
$72,500
High

Correctional Officer Salary Range

Low
$13.90
Average salary
$18.80
Senior
$23.80
High
$30.30
Low
$31,200
Average salary
$41,600
Senior
$55,400
High
$72,500

Correctional Officer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Correctional Officer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $15.80 per year. A mid level Correctional Officer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $17.20, while a Senior Correctional Officer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $23.40. Correctional Officers with more than 20 years of experience earn $26.50 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Correctional Officer

Average Salary$41,600/year
Late Career▼ -100%
Senior▼ -100%
Mid Level▼ -100%
Entry Level▼ -100%

Gender Breakdown

Female
22%
Male
78%

Correctional Officer - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Correctional Officer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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