Frequently asked questions
Is being a correctional officer dangerous?
It can be dangerous to work as a correctional officer as they can be injured during confrontations with inmates and exposed to illnesses through close ocntact with other people.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a correctional officer?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a correctional officer position, you can visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.
What skills does a correctional officer need?
Some skills that a correctional officer needs are:
- Decision-making skills
- Attention to detail
- Good interpersonal skills
- Negotiating skills