Correctional Officer Salary

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What is the average salary for a Correctional Officer?

The average salary of a Correctional Officer is $21.3. Salaries start from $12.9 and go up to $34.5. 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.

Learn more about the Correctional Officer job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

$0 $34.5
Starting ($12.86)
Junior ($15.2)
Experienced ($19.02)
Senior ($26.62)
Highest ($34.48)
Highest

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

$34.5
Senior

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

$26.6
Experienced

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

$19.0
Junior

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

$15.2
Starting

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

$12.9

Historical salary

Correctional Officer salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Correctional Officer Salary in New Jersey 33.1 1
Correctional Officer Salary in California 32.4 2
Correctional Officer Salary in New York 30.7 3
Correctional Officer Salary in Illinois 29.6 4
Correctional Officer Salary in Massachusetts 29.2 5
Correctional Officer Salary in Rhode Island 28.8 6
Correctional Officer Salary in Alaska 27.7 7
Correctional Officer Salary in Nevada 26.5 8
Correctional Officer Salary in Oregon 25.4 9
Correctional Officer Salary in Connecticut 24.4 10
Correctional Officer Salary in Michigan 24.2 11
Correctional Officer Salary in Washington 23.5 12
Correctional Officer Salary in Pennsylvania 23.3 13
Correctional Officer Salary in Hawaii 23.1 14
Correctional Officer Salary in District of Columbia 22.8 15
Correctional Officer Salary in Colorado 22.7 16
Correctional Officer Salary in Iowa 22.0 17
Correctional Officer Salary in Minnesota 21.9 18
Correctional Officer Salary in United States 21.3 19
Correctional Officer Salary in Maryland 20.6 20
Correctional Officer Salary in Wisconsin 20.5 21
Correctional Officer Salary in Florida 20.3 22
Correctional Officer Salary in Ohio 20.0 23
Correctional Officer Salary in Wyoming 19.6 24
Correctional Officer Salary in Utah 19.2 25
Correctional Officer Salary in Virginia 19.1 26
Correctional Officer Salary in Arizona 19.0 27
Correctional Officer Salary in New Hampshire 18.9 28
Correctional Officer Salary in Vermont 18.8 29
Correctional Officer Salary in North Dakota 17.6 30
Correctional Officer Salary in Texas 16.9 31
Correctional Officer Salary in Nebraska 16.7 32
Correctional Officer Salary in Alabama 16.5 33
Correctional Officer Salary in South Dakota 16.5 34
Correctional Officer Salary in Louisiana 16.4 35
Correctional Officer Salary in Maine 16.4 36
Correctional Officer Salary in Kansas 16.2 37
Correctional Officer Salary in Montana 16.2 38
Correctional Officer Salary in West Virginia 16.1 39
Correctional Officer Salary in Oklahoma 16.1 40
Correctional Officer Salary in Idaho 16.1 41
Correctional Officer Salary in New Mexico 15.7 42
Correctional Officer Salary in Indiana 15.5 43
Correctional Officer Salary in Arkansas 15.4 44
Correctional Officer Salary in North Carolina 15.3 45
Correctional Officer Salary in South Carolina 15.2 46
Correctional Officer Salary in Kentucky 14.8 47
Correctional Officer Salary in Tennessee 14.7 48
Correctional Officer Salary in Missouri 14.3 49
Correctional Officer Salary in Georgia 14.0 50
Correctional Officer Salary in Mississippi 13.1 51
Correctional Officer Salary in Puerto Rico 12.2 52