Detention Officer Salaries

443 SalariesUpdated May 5, 2021

Average Base Pay
$40,567 / yr
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How much does a Detention Officer make?

The national average salary for a Detention Officer is $40,567 in United States. Filter by location to see Detention Officer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 443 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Detention Officer employees.

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Detention Officer - Hourly

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

$21/hr

Range: $19 - $23

33 salaries

$21/hr
$19$23

Detention Officer - Hourly

Harris County Sheriff's Office

$19/hr

Range: $17 - $25

33 salaries

$19/hr
$17$25

Detention Officer - Hourly

The GEO Group

$23/hr

Range: $17 - $32

26 salaries

$23/hr
$17$32

Detention Officer - Hourly

CoreCivic

$21/hr

Range: $14 - $34

25 salaries

$21/hr
$14$34

Detention Officer - Hourly

Maricopa County (Arizona)

$22/hr

Range: $19 - $33

15 salaries

$22/hr
$19$33

Detention Officer

Collin County Sheriff

$40,856/yr

Range: $38K - $55K

13 salaries

$40,856/yr
$38K$55K

Detention Officer - Hourly

Corrections Corporation of America

$22/hr

Range: $15 - $34

11 salaries

$22/hr
$15$34

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Detention Officer - Hourly

Dallas County Sheriff-Texas

$22/hr

Range: $18 - $27

11 salaries

$22/hr
$18$27

Detention Officer - Hourly

Mecklenburg County Sheriff

$20/hr

Range: $18 - $24

11 salaries

$20/hr
$18$24

Detention Officer - Hourly

Tarrant County Sheriff

$18/hr

Range: $18 - $22

10 salaries

$18/hr
$18$22

Detention Officer

Denton County Sheriff

$39,717/yr

Range: $35K - $40K

9 salaries

$39,717/yr
$35K$40K

Detention Officer - Hourly

Management & Training Corp.

$20/hr

Range: $18 - $31

8 salaries

$20/hr
$18$31

Detention Officer

Wake County Sheriff's Office

$45,824/yr

Range: $34K - $56K

7 salaries

$45,824/yr
$34K$56K

Detention Officer

Harris County, Texas

$38,654/yr

Range: $35K - $44K

6 salaries

$38,654/yr
$35K$44K

Detention Officer - Hourly

Tarrant County

$20/hr

Range: $17 - $25

6 salaries

$20/hr
$17$25

Detention Officer

Montgomery County Sheriff - Texas

$42,612/yr

Range: $32K - $47K

6 salaries

$42,612/yr
$32K$47K

Detention Officer - Hourly

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

$23/hr

Range: $17 - $28

6 salaries

$23/hr
$17$28

Detention Officer

DeKalb County Sheriff-Georgia

$39,945/yr

Range: $28K - $47K

5 salaries

$39,945/yr
$28K$47K

Detention Officer - Monthly

Oklahoma County

$2,636/mo

Range: $2K - $29K

4 salaries

$2,636/mo
$2K$29K

Detention Officer - Hourly

County of Onslow North Carolina

$16/hr

Range: $15 - $16

4 salaries

$16/hr
$15$16

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent detention officer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$22
hourly
A Correctional Officer in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$38,500
per year
A Juvenile Supervision Officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $38,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$30
hourly
A Correctional Officer in the Ontario, OR Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ontario, OR Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$54,000
per year
A Correctional Officer in the Florence, AL Area area reported making $54,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Florence, AL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Detention Officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$6,800
monthly
A Correctional Officer in the Yuba City, CA Area area reported making $6,800 per month
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Yuba City, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$40,000
per year
A Detention Officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$81,000
per year
A Correction Officer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $81,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
 
Full-time
Government
$18
hourly
A Correctional Officer in the Lake Havasu City, AZ Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Lake Havasu City, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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