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2021 Correctional Officers and Jailers Salary Guide

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Correctional Officers and Jailers Salary 2021

Salary

$47.4K

Growth

-8%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

How Much Do Correctional Officers and Jailers Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $32,830 $37,950 $47,410 $63,290 $81,940
Hourly Wage $15.78 $18.24 $22.79 $30.43 $39.39

How Much Do Correctional Officers and Jailers Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$32,830
$37,950
$47,410
$63,290
$81,940
Hourly Wage
$15.78
$18.24
$22.79
$30.43
$39.39

What Do Correctional Officers and Jailers Do?

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Also known as:

Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Corrections Officer (CO), Deputy Jailer, Detention Deputy, Detention Officer, Jail Officer, Jailer, Jailor

  • Count prison inmates or personnel.
  • Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals.
  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Inspect cargo to identify potential hazards.
  • Guard facilities.
  • Use weapons or physical force to maintain security.
  • Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities.
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment.
  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
  • Attend training to learn new skills or update knowledge.
  • Prepare activity or work schedules.
  • Direct operations of correctional facilities.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Supervise inmate activities.
  • Supervise inmate activities.

Correctional Officers and Jailers Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 442,000 408,900 -8% 33,000

Correctional Officers and Jailers Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
442,000
408,900
-8%
33,000

Correctional Officers and Jailers Schooling & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Correctional Officers and Jailers Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Adrian College Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Adrian, MI 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 1
Albany State University Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Albany, GA 4 years: 9
Alpena Community College Corrections Alpena, MI 2 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 0
Less than one year: 0
Anderson University Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Anderson, SC 4 years: 1
4 years: 21
Angelina College Corrections Lufkin, TX At least one but less than two years: 0
Anna Maria College Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Paxton, MA Less than one year: 0
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Phoenix, AZ Less than one year: 5
Arizona State University-Skysong Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Scottsdale, AZ Less than one year: 6
Arizona Western College Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Yuma, AZ At least one but less than two years: 1
Less than one year: 0
Arkansas Baptist College Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Little Rock, AR 4 years: 2

Correctional Officers and Jailers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Adrian, MI
4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 1
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Albany, GA
4 years: 9
Corrections
Alpena, MI
2 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 0
Less than one year: 0
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Anderson, SC
4 years: 1
4 years: 21
Corrections
Lufkin, TX
At least one but less than two years: 0
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Paxton, MA
Less than one year: 0
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Phoenix, AZ
Less than one year: 5
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Scottsdale, AZ
Less than one year: 6
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Yuma, AZ
At least one but less than two years: 1
Less than one year: 0
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Little Rock, AR
4 years: 2

Correctional Officers and Jailers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
2nd Shift Security Officer Boar's Head Brand/Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC Holland, Michigan 09/24/2021 No
Adult Detention Officer CASCADE COUNTY GREAT FALLS, Montana 09/24/2021 No
Cook - Atchison County Jail ($500 Hiring Incentive) Consolidated Management C Atchison, Kansas 09/24/2021 No
Correctional Counselor CoreCivic LAS ANIMAS, Colorado 09/24/2021 Yes
Correctional Officer COUNTY OF OCONTO OCONTO, Wisconsin 09/24/2021 No
Correctional Officer CoreCivic MCRAE, Georgia 09/24/2021 Yes
Correctional Officer CoreCivic OLNEY SPRINGS, Colorado 09/24/2021 Yes
Correctional Officer CoreCivic NICHOLLS, Georgia 09/24/2021 Yes
Correctional Officer CoreCivic CONNEAUT, Ohio 09/24/2021 Yes
Correctional Officer - Georgia Department of Corrections (STATEWIDE) State of Georgia Georgia 09/24/2021 No

Correctional Officers and Jailers Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Boar's Head Brand/Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC
Holland, Michigan
09/24/2021
No
CASCADE COUNTY
GREAT FALLS, Montana
09/24/2021
No
Consolidated Management C
Atchison, Kansas
09/24/2021
No
CoreCivic
LAS ANIMAS, Colorado
09/24/2021
Yes
COUNTY OF OCONTO
OCONTO, Wisconsin
09/24/2021
No
CoreCivic
MCRAE, Georgia
09/24/2021
Yes
CoreCivic
OLNEY SPRINGS, Colorado
09/24/2021
Yes
CoreCivic
NICHOLLS, Georgia
09/24/2021
Yes
CoreCivic
CONNEAUT, Ohio
09/24/2021
Yes

Correctional Officers and Jailers Salary Guide 2021

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