Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Protective Service careers are no different.
Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Correction Officer jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Correction Officers.
This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Correction Officer jobs.
We figured that the best places for Correction Officer jobs has three things everyone would agree on.
There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Department of Corrections have current job openings that you can apply to using Zippia's job search tools.
We analyzed these data points for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. South Dakota is the best state for jobs for Correction Officers.
The median salary for Correction Officers in South Dakota is $117,643.
Some of the companies that are hiring for Correction Officers include Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Department of Corrections.
Check out the ranking of the best states for Correction Officers below.
If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:
1. South Dakota
3. North Dakota