Average Base Pay
15.5% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Correctional Officers and Jailers role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $22,500. A Correctional Officers and Jailers candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $27,300. A person in a mid-career Correctional Officers and Jailers role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $32,230 a year. Correctional Officers and Jailers with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $40,110. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Correctional Officers and Jailers role’s annual salary averages $47,850 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Correctional Officers and Jailers position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $32,230 higher than the national average for Correctional Officers and Jailers positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Correctional Officers and Jailers roles that can advance both internally and with another company.