Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Detention Officer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$45,097 / yrTotal Pay
$42,489 / yrBase Pay
$2,608 / yrAdditional Pay

$45,097

 / yr
$32K$64K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Detention Officer is $45,097 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $42,489 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 $2,608 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Correctional Officer

$41,386 /yr
Correctional Officer
$48,183 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Detention Officer

Some related job titles are Probation Salaries with median pay of $68,437, Correctional Officer Salaries with median pay of $41,386, Corrections Officer Salaries with median pay of $43,058, Police Officer Salaries with median pay of $61,522.

Top Paying Companies

For a Detention Officer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Detention Officer in United States. Employers include ICA Farmville, Akima Global Services and Doña Ana County.

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ICA Farmville
$55,458/yr
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$46,437/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Detention Officer in United States

The top 4 paying industries for a Detention Officer in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $44,753, Education with a median total pay of $43,648, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $41,512 and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $38,237.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$44,753

    1% Higher than other industries

  • EducationEducation$43,648

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$41,512

    6% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$38,237

    15% Lower than other industries

Government & Public Administration

Top paying companies in Government & Public Administration for Detention Officer are ICA Farmville, Akima Global Services, and Doña Ana County.

ICA FarmvilleICA Farmville$55,458/yr

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Detention Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$28

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Correctional Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Juvenile Detention Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$1,024

/hr

$24 | $1K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Correctional Officer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$6,459

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Detention Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$2,400

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Correctional Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Probation Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$29

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Corrections Officer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$92,073

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Probation and Parole Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$49,500

/yr

$49K | $500

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Detention Officer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Detention Officer is $42,489 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Detention Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 920 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Detention Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Detention Officer in United States is $59,626 per year.

The lowest salary for a Detention Officer in United States is $30,277 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Detention Officer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Detention Officer.