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  • Compliance Deputy Lead

    Gridiron IT is seeking a Compliance Deputy Lead to support a federal program in Arlington, VA.
    $45k-89k yearly est.12d ago
  • Security Officer - Unarmed

    Allied Universal will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws. Allied Universal , North America's leading security and facility services company, provides rewarding careers that give you a sense of purpose.
    $20 hourly6d ago
  • Safety & Security Officer Flexi Rotating Shifts

    City/State Hampton, VA
    $38k-45k yearly est.6d ago
  • 60B- Active Nuclear Med Officer

    THE ARMY HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE As a member of the Army health care team, you'll receive benefits that you won't be able to get in a civilian career. Challenging Work Feel inspired with great case diversity and over 40,000 visits coming into the U.S. Army medical facilities and clinics around the world every day. See and study diseases that are not usually encountered in the private sector, and work on vaccines for viruses like Zika and COVID-19 that can have a global impact. Fewer Barriers Practice medicine with fewer limitations by treating patients not on their ability to pay, but by the treatment you see necessary. The U.S. Army Medical Department is one of the few places in the world where comprehensive patient care is the top priority. Serve a Purpose Enjoy the deep satisfaction of performing an important service for your country. Make not only a profound difference in the lives of Soldiers in the Army, but in the lives of their families, friends, and the general public. THE ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND IS COMPOSED OF SIX CORPS Each Medcom Corps has a specific function that works together as a team to maintain the U.S. Army's high standards in patient care. Caucasian female Anesthesiologist providing anesthesia to patient while Caucasian male general Surgeon performs surgery in hospital operating room. ARMY MEDICAL CORPS Contains over 40 specialties, from internal medicine and neurosurgery to pathology, anesthesiology, and psychiatry. Army Medical Corps physicians practice in three main areas: Operational Medicine Clinical Medicine Research Medicine ARMY MEDICAL JOBS Caucasian male SPC Lab Technician wearing OCP holding test tubes inside a medical office. MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS The Medical Service Corps is the most diverse branch of the U.S. Army. This Corps is home to medical administrative, scientific, and provider specialties, from direct patient care to management of the U.S. Army's health service system. Disciplines include: Behavioral Sciences Health Services Laboratory Sciences Optometry Pharmacy Podiatry Preventative Medicine MEDICAL SERVICE JOBS Male Physical Therapist wearing OCP training with a male soldier wearing APFU inside during the daytime. MEDICAL SPECIALIST CORPS The Medical Specialist Corps is home to four distinct specialties: Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists Clinical Dietitians Physician Assistants MEDICAL SPECIALIST JOBS Caucasian female CPT Veterinarian wearing OCP kneeling in Veterinary office with a dog. VETERINARY CORPS The Veterinary Corps conducts and oversees all Department of Defense veterinary service activities. Army Veterinary Corps Officers are responsible for preventing contagious and zoonotic diseases, providing care to military working dogs, caring for ceremonial horses, treating family pets, and even supporting Human-Animal Bond Programs at military hospitals. Veterinary Preventative Medicine Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Comparative Medicine Veterinary Clinical Medicine VETERINARY JOBS Emergency Medical Staff examining patient wearing OCP inside an Emergency Room. ARMY NURSE CORPS The Army Nurse Corps represents more than 11,000 Soldiers dedicated to providing high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, their families, and military retirees all over the world. They support humanitarian missions and respond to natural disasters, experiences unmatched as a civilian nurse. Army nurses choose one of five specialties: Critical Care Mental Health Perioperative Emergency Trauma Gynecology/Obstetrics ARMY NURSE JOBS Female Dental Specialist and Dentist holding dental equipment with patient indoors. ARMY DENTAL CORPS The Army Dental Corps teaches more residents than any other institution in the country. It maintains modern dental facilities both in the U.S. and abroad in diverse countries. The Army's Specialty Residency Programs produce graduates regularly scoring in the top 95th percentile. The Army Dental Corps is comprised of nine specialties: Comprehensive Dentistry Oral Surgery Maxillofacial Surgery Orthodontistry Prosthodontistry General Dentistry Oral Pathology Public Health ARMY DENTAL JOBS Caucasian male ROTC Cadet wearing graduation robe standing facing Major in dress blues and family outside during the day. WE'LL HELP PAY FOR YOUR EDUCATION The Army will fund medical school for those aspiring to serve. Through the U.S. Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), you can: Graduate from medical school debt-free Earn a $2,400+ monthly allowance Receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus HPSP & NURSE SCHOLARSHIPS
    $2.4k monthly60d+ ago
  • Military Intelligence

    Upon completion, they attend a five-month basic course of instruction at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Va., where they receive training in: electronic, anti-submarine, anti-surface, anti-air, amphibious and strike warfare; counterintelligence; strategic intelligence; air defense analysis; and combat mission planning.From there, INTEL Officers embark on a 30-month operational fleet tour. Pursuing opportunities at institutions such as Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) or Navy War College (NWC)
    $62k-92k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • Military Intelligence

    Lead Enlisted personnel in gathering and analyzing mission-sensitive intelligence Conduct analysis of the inner workings of adversaries and develop unmatched intelligence of the battlespace during wartime Provide intelligence support to US Naval forces and multinational military forces Advise executive-level decision makers in US government Qualifications and Requirements A four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to work as an Intelligence Officer. All candidates must also be: US citizens; willing to serve worldwide; and eligible for a special intelligence security clearance. It is preferred that the degree focuses on areas of study such as: international relations, political science, government, engineering, physical science, natural science, computer science, or other academic fields related to intelligence. Intelligence Officers serve as a key part of the Information Dominance Corps as they: Supervise the collection, analysis and dissemination of critical information Be the first to ascertain the implications of the latest intelligence.
    $51k-80k yearly est.23h ago
  • Surveillance Role Player

    Fully understand and adhere to EKS surveillance techniques and procedures As a Surveillance Role Player (SRP), employee will operate as a member of a surveillance role playing team conducting static, foot, vehicle and/or multi-mode surveillance of training personnel in urban and rural environments and under all weather conditions. Record and maintain appropriate vehicle and surveillance logs in accordance with EKS techniques and procedures As a Surveillance Role Player (SRP), employee must meet the following: Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401 US
    $15 hourly16d ago
  • Unarmed FFX Flex

    Allied Universal will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws. Come be apart of Allied Universal Security Allied Universal , North America's leading security and facility services company, provides rewarding careers that give you a sense of purpose.
    $16 hourly4d ago
  • Asset Protection Specialist

    They utilize tools to minimize loss to the Company, including but not limited to identifying incidents of theft and fraud, reviewing CCTV and exception reports, monitoring the store's physical security, auditing the Electronic Article Surveillance and driving a shrink elimination culture in the store. The Asset Protection Specialist must report any hazardous or unsafe condition to the Manager on Duty and carry out job responsibilities in a manner that minimizes the risk of injury to themselves, other associates, vendors, customers, and the Company. The Asset Protection Specialist is primarily responsible for preventing financial loss caused by theft and fraud and supporting safety and environmental program compliance in their assigned store/multiple stores.
    $34k-41k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • LSC Deputy Lead

    ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Location Support Center (LSC) Deputy Lead to assist leading a team of IT support professionals responsible for incident response, deskside service, and project management. As LSC Deputy Lead, you will use an ITIL-based process to streamline the ingestion, triage, categorization, action, and resolution for all incoming incidents, requests, and demands working hand-in hand with the LSC Lead.
    $44k-71k yearly est.4d ago
  • Expert-Level Intelligence Analyst/Military Specialist

    Qualifications Expert-Level Intelligence Analyst/Military Specialist (IA E) shall possess the following qualifications: Responsibilities Expert-Level Intelligence Analyst/Military Specialist (IA E) shall have advanced targeting skills and firsthand experience targeting networks, individuals within networks, and identifying vulnerabilities for exploitation.
    $56k-86k yearly est.20d ago
  • 31B Military Police - Police Officer

    In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. As a Military Police Officer for the Army National Guard, you'll do all of these things by protecting, defending, and upholding the law. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
    $27k-38k yearly est.6d ago
  • Store Protection Specialist

    Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger At Ross and dd's, inclusion is a way of life.
    $33k-40k yearly est.34d ago
  • Unarmed Security

    Requirements * Must have prior work experience as Unarmed Security Guard * At least 21 years of age or older as required by applicable law or contractual requirements. ESC is looking for Unarmed Security Officers to fulfill different assignments for our clients.
    $15 hourly4d ago
  • Police Officer

    You will serve as a Police Officer for the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.
    $36.1k-75.3k yearly60d+ ago
  • Unarmed Security Officers /Northern VA

    Job DescriptionMMEDIATE HIRES NEEDED We are seeking reliable and experienced Unarmed Security Officers in Fairfax, VA area to become an integral part of our team.
    $15-17 hourly22d ago
  • Privacy Deputy Lead

    Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. As a Privacy Deputy Lead, you will be responsible for assisting the Privacy Lead in all matters related to data privacy within the organization. Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Benefits: At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily.
    $86k-138k yearly6d ago
  • Cyber Crime Analyst

    The Cyber Crime Analyst performs short-notice contingency and exposure analyses, summarizing implications, and providing viable responses and recommended courses of action for the Office of Secretary Defense, Special Capabilities Office (OSD/SCO). Integral Federal is united by a shared passion of excellence in service. Give us a try and become part of a curated group of intelligence professionals at Integral Federal Inc.
    $65k-82k yearly est.5d ago
  • Cleared Protection Specialist

    Amentum is hiring Protection Specialists, who will be assigned to a location in the Chantilly, Virginia area and will be responsible for the security and integrity of the assigned facilities.
    $74k-115k yearly est.28d ago
  • Loss Prevention Officer

    Complete a Loss Prevention shift summary/daily activity report. Complete incident reports to document all Security/Loss Prevention related incidents. Location The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia, United States VIEW ON MAP Maintain confidentiality of all Security/Loss Prevention and property reports/documents; release information only to authorized individuals. Job Category Loss Prevention & Security
    $39k-64k yearly est.6d ago

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Average Salary For a Correction Officer

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Correction Officer is $39,369 per year or $19 per hour. The highest paying Correction Officer jobs have a salary over $54,000 per year while the lowest paying Correction Officer jobs pay $28,000 per year

Updated June 6, 2023
Average Correction Officer Salary
$36,854 yearly
$19 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Correction Officer

Security Officer

A security officer is responsible for maintaining the peace and safety of everyone by regularly patrolling and monitoring surveillance equipment within the assigned premises. Security officers' duties also include reporting suspicious behaviors, restricting trespassers and unauthorized personnel from entering the establishment, providing incident reports for policy violations, and adhering to the standard protocols and legal requirements set by the management. Security offers must also have excellent decision-making and critical-thinking skills and extensive knowledge of emergency drills in case any unfortunate circumstances arise.


A Sergeant is responsible for supervising a group of five or more Soldiers. Sergeants must oversee their daily activities, ensuring they are in proper disposition and are living under the conditions that adhere to the laws and regulations and training them according to the standards of the military. Furthermore, it is a Sergeant's responsibility to serve the public and report to the higher-ups, instill discipline to oneself, and serve as a role model to lower-ranked soldiers.

Police Officer

Police officers are responsible for keeping peace and security in a community. They uphold and enforce the law. They ensure that people in their assigned community follow the law. They also ensure that proper sanctions are given out to anyone who does not follow. Some police officers are assigned in the field, meaning they work outside of police stations. Those assigned to police stations are responsible for maintaining administrative matters as well, aside from maintaining peace and order. Police officers are expected to be trustworthy, to work with honor, and to keep their integrity intact.

Patrol Officer

The job of patrol officers is to enforce ordinances, laws, prevent crime, control crowds, arrest violators, and regulate traffic. They also perform other duties that may include monitoring an assigned area for unauthorized or suspicious activity, responding to reports of emergencies and possible crime such as robberies, and building good relationships with community members. To be a successful patrol officer, you should have solid judgment, excellent communication skills, and decision-making skills in stressful situations.


Criminal investigators play an essential role in criminal justice and law enforcement. Their job entails solving open cases that may take them weeks or even months to accomplish. Collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and arresting suspects are among their many tasks. They work at every level of criminal justice and law enforcement. For criminal investigators to succeed in their profession, they should have sound judgment, strong communication skills, ethical standards, physical fitness, and empathy. They also benefit from strong job prospects, in addition to an exciting and rewarding job.

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Can A Correction Officer Make 100k?

Yes, you can make $100,000 per year as a correction officer. While possible, it is unlikely to earn over $100k as a correction officer because even higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $56,000 per year. The average annual salary for a correction officer is $42,266.

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