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What is the average salary for Correctional Officers in the United States?

Correctional Officers earn an average hourly wage of $21.59. Hourly wages typically start from $13.12 and go up to $34.99. Correctional Officers earn an average salary of $44,910 per year. Salaries typically start from $27,280 and go up to $72,790.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

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

$34.99 an hour $72,790 per year
Senior

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

$26.76 an hour $55,670 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Correctional Officers in the United States earn:

$19.12 an hour $39,780 per year
Junior

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

$15.57 an hour $32,390 per year
Starting

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

$13.12 an hour $27,280 per year

Historical salary for Correctional Officers in the United States

Correctional Officer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Correctional Officer Salary in New Jersey $34.45 $71,660 # 1
Correctional Officer Salary in California $33.12 $68,880 # 2
Correctional Officer Salary in New York $31.04 $64,560 # 3
Correctional Officer Salary in Massachusetts $30.77 $64,000 # 4
Correctional Officer Salary in Rhode Island $28.99 $60,300 # 5
Correctional Officer Salary in Alaska $28.03 $58,300 # 6
Correctional Officer Salary in Illinois $27.84 $57,910 # 7
Correctional Officer Salary in Nevada $26.38 $54,870 # 8
Correctional Officer Salary in Oregon $25.37 $52,770 # 9
Correctional Officer Salary in Connecticut $24.47 $50,890 # 10
Correctional Officer Salary in Michigan $24.39 $50,740 # 11
Correctional Officer Salary in Washington $24.08 $50,090 # 12
Correctional Officer Salary in Hawaii $23.87 $49,660 # 13
Correctional Officer Salary in Pennsylvania $23.63 $49,150 # 14
Correctional Officer Salary in Colorado $22.69 $47,190 # 15
Correctional Officer Salary in District of Columbia $22.65 $47,110 # 16
Correctional Officer Salary in Minnesota $22.52 $46,840 # 17
Correctional Officer Salary in Iowa $22.44 $46,680 # 18
Correctional Officer Salary in Maryland $21.18 $44,060 # 19
Correctional Officer Salary in Wisconsin $20.54 $42,730 # 20
Correctional Officer Salary in Florida $20.38 $42,390 # 21
Correctional Officer Salary in Ohio $20.19 $41,990 # 22
Correctional Officer Salary in Wyoming $19.76 $41,090 # 23
Correctional Officer Salary in New Hampshire $19.64 $40,850 # 24
Correctional Officer Salary in Vermont $19.40 $40,340 # 25
Correctional Officer Salary in Virginia $19.34 $40,220 # 26
Correctional Officer Salary in Utah $19.26 $40,060 # 27
Correctional Officer Salary in Arizona $19.09 $39,710 # 28
Correctional Officer Salary in North Dakota $18.53 $38,530 # 29
Correctional Officer Salary in Texas $17.84 $37,110 # 30
Correctional Officer Salary in Maine $17.62 $36,650 # 31
Correctional Officer Salary in Nebraska $17.03 $35,410 # 32
Correctional Officer Salary in South Dakota $16.66 $34,660 # 33
Correctional Officer Salary in Alabama $16.61 $34,550 # 34
Correctional Officer Salary in Montana $16.51 $34,340 # 35
Correctional Officer Salary in Louisiana $16.41 $34,140 # 36
Correctional Officer Salary in Kansas $16.39 $34,100 # 37
Correctional Officer Salary in West Virginia $16.11 $33,500 # 38
Correctional Officer Salary in Oklahoma $16.01 $33,290 # 39
Correctional Officer Salary in North Carolina $15.70 $32,660 # 40
Correctional Officer Salary in Arkansas $15.68 $32,620 # 41
Correctional Officer Salary in Indiana $15.64 $32,530 # 42
Correctional Officer Salary in Idaho $15.57 $32,380 # 43
Correctional Officer Salary in Kentucky $15.39 $32,000 # 44
Correctional Officer Salary in South Carolina $15.38 $31,990 # 45
Correctional Officer Salary in Tennessee $14.79 $30,760 # 46
Correctional Officer Salary in Missouri $14.57 $30,310 # 47
Correctional Officer Salary in Georgia $13.91 $28,920 # 48
Correctional Officer Salary in Mississippi $12.71 $26,430 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics