How much does a Correctional Officer make in the United States? The average Correctional Officer salary in the United States is $45,792 as of August 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $40,773 and $50,821. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Correctional Officer enforces rules and regulations in a prison, jail or other holding facility. Presides over prisoners awaiting trial or those who have been convicted of a crime. Being a Correctional Officer oversees prisoner conduct and safety. Supervises prisoners during meals, recreation, work and other daily activities. Additionally, Correctional Officer documents violations and takes appropriate disciplinary actions. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Correctional Officer possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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April 01, 2020
Assist in the prevention of escapes.
April 20, 2020
Assist in supervising the movement of prisoners to/from work assignments, meals, recreation and housing units/dormitories.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Correctional Officer in the United States. The base salary for Correctional Officer ranges from $40,773 to $50,821 with the average base salary of $45,792. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $40,773 to $50,821 with the average total cash compensation of $45,792.