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Correctional Officer salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a correctional officer is $38,572 per year in the United States. 4.6k salaries reported, updated at May 19, 2022.

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Top companies for Correctional Officers in United States

  1. New York State Department Of Corrections And Community Supervision
    376 reviews6 salaries reported
    $83,620per year
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Highest paying cities for Correctional Officers in United States

  1. Miami, FL
    $52,560 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Beeville, TX
    $50,725 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Florence, AZ
    $47,213 per year
    17 salaries reported
  1. Eloy, AZ
    $46,017 per year
    13 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $41,762 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Gatesville, TX
    $37,692 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Raiford, FL
    $37,470 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Huntsville, TX
    $37,178 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Columbia, SC
    $36,948 per year
    10 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Correctional Officers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Military leave
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 11,574 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Probation Officer

556 job openings

Average $47,376 per year

Community Corrections Supervisor

8,566 job openings

Average $17.30 per hour

Juvenile Correctional Officer

2,852 job openings

Average $45,222 per year

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