Correctional officer

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

Average base salary
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4.3k salaries reported, updated at May 22, 2020
$37,751
per year
The average salary for a correctional officer is $37,751 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Military leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Most common benefits for Correctional Officers

  • Retirement plan
  • Military leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Credit union membership
  • Disability insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • AD&D insurance

Salary satisfaction

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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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