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Correctional officer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $23.78
Low $17.43
High $32.44
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a correctional officer is $23.78 per hour in the United States. 5.5k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Correctional Officers in United States

  1. Alabama Department of Corrections
    173 reviews94 salaries reported
    $31.54per hour
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Highest paying cities for Correctional Officers near United States

  1. Amarillo, TX
    $29.90 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  2. Huntsville, TX
    $29.56 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  3. Beaumont, TX
    $29.28 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  1. Abilene, TX
    $26.81 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $23.97 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $23.81 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  1. Eloy, AZ
    $23.15 per hour
    17 salaries reported
  2. Raleigh, NC
    $23.09 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  3. Milton, FL
    $20.88 per hour
    26 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?

Police Officer

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Average $62,446 per year

Juvenile Correctional Officer

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Average $52,142 per year

Community Corrections Supervisor

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Average $19.35 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Correctional Officer

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