How much does a Correctional Officer, Sr. make in the United States? The average Correctional Officer, Sr. salary in the United States is $58,508 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $51,941 and $65,075. 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, Sr. Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Correctional Officer, Sr. Salary $45,962 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Correctional Officer, Sr. Salary $51,941 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Correctional Officer, Sr. Salary $58,508 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Correctional Officer, Sr. Salary $65,075 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Correctional Officer, Sr. Salary $71,054 US May 28, 2024
25% $51,941 10% $45,962 90% $71,054 75% $65,075 $58,508 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Agility: The ability to think quickly and clearly.

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Recruitment Management: Recruitment management is the process of recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees. For small businesses, this sounds simple enough, but recruitment management requires constant monitoring and adjustments.

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Laundry: Laundry refers to the washing of clothing and other textiles. Laundry processes are often done in a room reserved for that purpose; in an individual home this is referred to as a laundry room, Laundry in Australian English or utility room. An apartment building or student hall of residence may have a shared laundry facility such as a tvättstuga. A stand-alone business is referred to as a self-service laundry (launderette in British English or laundromat in American English). The material that is being washed, or has been laundered, is also generally referred to as laundry. Laundry has been part of history since humans began to wear clothes, so the methods by which different cultures have dealt with this universal human need are of interest to several branches of scholarship. Laundry work has traditionally been highly gendered, with the responsibility in most cultures falling to women (known as laundresses or washerwomen). The Industrial Revolution gradually led to mechanised solutions to laundry work, notably the washing machine and later the tumble dryer. Laundry, like cooking and child care, is done both at home and by commercial establishments outside the home.

Agility 4.3%
Recruitment Management 4.02%
Laundry 2.62%
Others 89.06%
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Job Description for Correctional Officer, Sr.

Correctional Officer, Sr. 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, Sr. oversees prisoner conduct and safety. Supervises prisoners during meals, recreation, work and other daily activities. Additionally, Correctional Officer, Sr. documents violations and takes appropriate disciplinary actions. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires Firearms Certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Correctional Officer, Sr. works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Correctional Officer, Sr. typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Correctional Officer, Sr.

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Correctional Officer, Sr., the first career path typically progresses to Campus Police Supervisor.

The second career path typically progresses to Police Sergeant.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with an Emergency Dispatcher position, and then progresses to Emergency Dispatch Supervisor.

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Correctional Officer, Sr. salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Correctional Officer, Sr., the highest Correctional Officer, Sr. salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Correctional Officer, Sr. salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Correctional Officer, Sr. salary is in Miami, FL, where the Correctional Officer, Sr. salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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