Correctional Officers Salary

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The average yearly salary for Correctional Officers is $27,200. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Correctional Officers, you could expect a starting pay rate of $22,400 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $32,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Correctional Officers Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Correctional Officers Salary

$21,760 - $32,640

Starting Yearly Correctional Officers Salary

$17,920 - $26,880

Top Yearly Correctional Officers Salary

$25,600 - $38,400

Monthly Correctional Officers Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Correctional Officers Salary

$1,813 - $2,720

Starting Monthly Correctional Officers Salary

$1,493 - $2,240

Top Monthly Correctional Officers Salary

$2,133 - $3,200

Hourly Correctional Officers Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Correctional Officers Salary

$10 - $15

Starting Hourly Correctional Officers Salary

$8 - $12

Top Hourly Correctional Officers Salary

$11 - $17


Correctional Officers Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Correctional Officers age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Correctional Officers are male in the United States, and 51% of the Correctional Officers are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Correctional Officers


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