How much do Correctional-officers earn in the United States?

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The average salary for a correctional-officer is $0


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How much does a Correctional-officer make?

In the United States, the average pay for a correctional-officer as of January 2022 is approximately $50,000 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $25.64 per hour and $4,167 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Correctional-officer salaries

DirectlyApply has seen correctional-officer salaries ranging from a high of $72,500 per year to a low of $27,300 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of correctional-officers currently sit between $34,907 per year and $72,500 per year.

To be considered a top earning correctional-officer you would be expected to be making in excess of $72,500 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $34,907 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an correctional-officer can vary significantly (by as much as $37,593 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

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