How much does a Jail Officer make? The average Jail Officer salary is $33,899 as of April 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $29,963 and $38,430. 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. 

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Pamunkey Regional Jail - Hanover , VA
Jail Officer Pamunkey Regional Jail Hanover County Immediate openings. Starting salary $44,242 - $55,303 based on experience, with priority given to certified applicants. General Description: This is ...
Recruitology - 6 days ago
Southwest Virginia Regional jail Authority - Duffield , VA
Supervises inmate work details both inside and outside the secure perimeters of the jail facility ... The Authority does continuous recruitment for Detention Officer Positions. A completed application ...
ZipRecruiter - 13 days ago
Southwest Virginia Regional jail Authority - Abingdon , VA
Supervises inmate work details both inside and outside the secure perimeters of the jail facility ... The Authority does continuous recruitment for Detention Officer Positions. A completed application ...
ZipRecruiter - 36 days ago
Hampton Sheriff's Office - Hampton , VA
... jail cost audit · Prepares all invoices for Hampton Sheriff's Office receivables on all current ... the Canteen Officer for Inmate and Non-appropriated Funds as required in his/her absence. · ...
ZipRecruiter - 78 days ago
Wellpath - Portsmouth , VA
Professional interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of team players including site medical staff, community physician practices, hospital schedulers, correctional officers, and jail ...
Wellpath - 15 days ago

Jail Officer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Jail Officer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 27, 2021. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Jail Officer in each city.
Click to see the salary for Jail Officer in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $42,374
Washington, DC $37,736
Miami, FL $33,001
Chicago, IL $35,963
Boston, MA $38,194
New York, NY $40,780
Dallas, TX $33,679
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Average Base Salary

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Jail Officer in 2021?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Jail Officer in the United States. The base salary for Jail Officer ranges from $29,963 to $38,430 with the average base salary of $33,899. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $30,273 to $39,155 with the average total cash compensation of $34,312.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $33,899 $29,963 - $38,430
Bonus $413 $310 - $724
Total Pay $34,312 $30,273 - $39,155
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Jail Nurse and Jail Officer?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 27, 2021. The average salary of Jail Officer is $33,899, and the average salary of Jail Nurse is $77,748. The average salary of Jail Nurse is higher than Jail Officer. ( 2021-04-27 salary.com )
I am a Jail Officer, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for Jail Officer. a Jail Officer Salary in Arlington, MA is $38,194 as of April 27, 2021; a Jail Officer Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $36,114 as of April 27, 2021. ( 2021-04-27 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Jail Officer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2021-04-27 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Jail Officer?
Salary ranges for a Jail Officer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2021-04-27 salary.com )
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Last Update: April 27, 2021