How much does a Correctional Officer make in the United States?

5.8k salaries reported, updated at May 3, 2021
$34,218
per year

The average salary for a correctional officer is $34,218 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Military leave
  • Credit union membership
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
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Most common benefits for Correctional Officers

  • Military leave
  • Credit union membership
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Parental leave
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50% of Correctional officers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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