Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Correctional Officer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$62,256 / yrTotal Pay
$40,172 / yrBase Pay
$22,084 / yrAdditional Pay

$62,256

 / yr
$10K$513K
Most Likely Range
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The estimated total pay for a Correctional Officer is $62,256 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $40,172 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,084 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Correctional Officer?

Some related job titles are Community Corrections Officer Salaries with median pay of $60,931, Disciplinary Hearings Coordinator Salaries with median pay of $120,630, Guard Salaries with median pay of $54,316, Juvenile Corrections Officer Salaries with median pay of $63,213.

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice
2.9

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Correctional Officer - Monthly

$3,372

 /mo
Range: $2K - $6K

$2K

$6K

$2,014 - $6,131 Range

Florida Department of Corrections
2.9

$36,734

 /yr
Range: $29K - $61K

$29K

$61K

$29,043 - $61,146 Range

Federal Bureau of Prisons
3.4

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Correctional Officer

$55,502

 /yr
Range: $40K - $85K

$40K

$85K

$40,000 - $85,000 Range

CoreCivic
2.7

CoreCivic

Correctional Officer - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $13 - $38

$13

$38

$13 - $38 Range

The GEO Group
2.9

The GEO Group

Correctional Officer - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $12 - $38

$12

$38

$12 - $38 Range

AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Correctional Officer

$26,050

 /yr
Range: $24K - $32K

$24K

$32K

$23,936 - $32,133 Range

NC Department of Public Safety
3.1

NC Department of Public Safety

Correctional Officer

$37,253

 /yr
Range: $25K - $385K

$25K

$385K

$24,694 - $384,561 Range

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Illinois Department of Corrections
3.1

$58,184

 /yr
Range: $42K - $83K

$42K

$83K

$41,858 - $83,440 Range

Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry
2.5

$35K

$51K

$35,025 - $50,898 Range

Missouri Department of Corrections
2.9

Missouri Department of Corrections

Correctional Officer - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $14 - $18

$14

$18

$14 - $18 Range

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
3.5

$3K

$9K

$3,465 - $9,167 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Correctional Officer

$55,530

 /yr
Range: $26K - $70K

$26K

$70K

$25,942 - $69,599 Range

Corrections Corporation of America
3.0

Corrections Corporation of America

Correctional Officer - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $11 - $29

$11

$29

$11 - $29 Range

Indiana Department of Correction
3.3

Indiana Department of Correction

Correctional Officer - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $15 - $23

$15

$23

$15 - $23 Range

Virginia Department of Corrections
3.2

$38,753

 /yr
Range: $33K - $54K

$33K

$54K

$33,133 - $54,234 Range

Georgia Department of Corrections
2.6

$35,195

 /yr
Range: $29K - $45K

$29K

$45K

$28,892 - $44,530 Range

Colorado Department of Corrections
3.2

Colorado Department of Corrections

Correctional Officer - Monthly

$4,313

 /mo
Range: $3K - $5K

$3K

$5K

$3,428 - $5,137 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Correctional Officer

$52,628

 /yr
Range: $47K - $64K

$47K

$64K

$46,952 - $64,179 Range

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
2.9

$42K

$87K

$42,475 - $87,100 Range

NYC Department of Correction
2.9

NYC Department of Correction

Correctional Officer

$65,934

 /yr
Range: $45K - $121K

$45K

$121K

$44,711 - $121,175 Range

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$19

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8 days ago by a Correctional Officer with less than one year of experience

$36,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Correctional Officer with less than one year of experience

$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Community Supervision Officer (Probation Officer) with more than 15 years of experience

$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Detention Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Correctional Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Criminal Justice with 1 to 3 years of experience

$43,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Correctional Probation Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$41,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Probation Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$34,747

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Juvenile Supervision Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$41,200

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Probation Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Correctional Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Correctional Officer is $42,606 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Correctional Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3249 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Correctional Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Correctional Officer in United States is $61,288 per year.

The lowest salary for a Correctional Officer in United States is $29,618 per year.

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