What is the average salary for a Correctional Officer?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Correctional Officer is $44,350. Salaries start from $26,740 and go up to $71,720. Please note that the average salary for a Correctional Officer may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Correctional Officers in United States earn:

$71,720
Senior

The top 25% of Correctional Officers in United States earn:

$55,380
Experienced

The middle 50% of Correctional Officers in United States earn:

$39,550
Junior

The bottom 25% of Correctional Officers in United States earn:

$31,620
Starting

The bottom 10% of Correctional Officers in United States earn:

$26,740

Historical salary

Correctional Officer salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Correctional Officer Salary in New Jersey 68,910 1
Correctional Officer Salary in California 67,330 2
Correctional Officer Salary in New York 63,840 3
Correctional Officer Salary in Illinois 61,660 4
Correctional Officer Salary in Massachusetts 60,720 5
Correctional Officer Salary in Rhode Island 59,990 6
Correctional Officer Salary in Alaska 57,570 7
Correctional Officer Salary in Nevada 55,050 8
Correctional Officer Salary in Oregon 52,750 9
Correctional Officer Salary in Connecticut 50,800 10
Correctional Officer Salary in Michigan 50,300 11
Correctional Officer Salary in Washington 48,870 12
Correctional Officer Salary in Pennsylvania 48,430 13
Correctional Officer Salary in Hawaii 48,000 14
Correctional Officer Salary in District of Columbia 47,390 15
Correctional Officer Salary in Colorado 47,270 16
Correctional Officer Salary in Iowa 45,690 17
Correctional Officer Salary in Minnesota 45,510 18
Correctional Officer Salary in United States 44,350 19
Correctional Officer Salary in Maryland 42,890 20
Correctional Officer Salary in Wisconsin 42,660 21
Correctional Officer Salary in Florida 42,310 22
Correctional Officer Salary in Ohio 41,490 23
Correctional Officer Salary in Wyoming 40,760 24
Correctional Officer Salary in Utah 39,870 25
Correctional Officer Salary in Virginia 39,730 26
Correctional Officer Salary in Arizona 39,550 27
Correctional Officer Salary in New Hampshire 39,220 28
Correctional Officer Salary in Vermont 39,020 29
Correctional Officer Salary in North Dakota 36,690 30
Correctional Officer Salary in Texas 35,130 31
Correctional Officer Salary in Nebraska 34,740 32
Correctional Officer Salary in Alabama 34,390 33
Correctional Officer Salary in South Dakota 34,270 34
Correctional Officer Salary in Louisiana 34,090 35
Correctional Officer Salary in Maine 34,010 36
Correctional Officer Salary in Kansas 33,740 37
Correctional Officer Salary in Montana 33,610 38
Correctional Officer Salary in West Virginia 33,440 39
Correctional Officer Salary in Oklahoma 33,400 40
Correctional Officer Salary in Idaho 33,390 41
Correctional Officer Salary in New Mexico 32,740 42
Correctional Officer Salary in Indiana 32,150 43
Correctional Officer Salary in Arkansas 32,050 44
Correctional Officer Salary in North Carolina 31,890 45
Correctional Officer Salary in South Carolina 31,680 46
Correctional Officer Salary in Kentucky 30,780 47
Correctional Officer Salary in Tennessee 30,570 48
Correctional Officer Salary in Missouri 29,820 49
Correctional Officer Salary in Georgia 29,180 50
Correctional Officer Salary in Mississippi 27,150 51
Correctional Officer Salary in Puerto Rico 25,440 52

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics