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How Much Does a Correction Officer Earn In The United States?

Correction Officer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$40,000
$28,000
$40,000
$56,000
Correction officers in the United States make an average salary of $40,141 per year or $19.3 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $56,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, California, and Nevada provide the highest correction officer salaries.
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Where Correction Officers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where correction officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Correction Officers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Hawaii and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for correction officers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Tennessee, Montana, and Georgia.
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1. Santa Cruz, CA
$58,529
Avg. Salary
$24k
$78k
$58,206
Avg. Salary
$24k
$78k
3. Danbury, CT
$56,958
Avg. Salary
$24k
$78k
4. Olympia, WA
$54,500
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$24k
$78k
$50,394
Avg. Salary
$24k
$78k
$45,905
Avg. Salary
$24k
$78k

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Which Companies Pay Correction Officers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Indian Health Service and Washington State Employees Credit Union as they offer the highest salaries for correction officers.
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Correction Officer Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Correction Officer Salaries

    The salary for a correction officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Correction Officer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Scott County
    Scott County
    Corrections Officer
    Corrections Officer
    Corrections Officer
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    01/31/2021
    01/31/2021
    $52,112
    $52,112
    01/31/2021
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Cdoc/Temporary Correctional Officer Sterling
    Cdoc/Temporary Correctional Officer Sterling
    Cdoc/Temporary Correctional Officer Sterling
    Sterling, CO
    Sterling, CO
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $52,175
    $52,175
    01/28/2021
    Wisconsin Government
    Wisconsin Government
    Correctional Officer-Columbia Correctional Institution
    Correctional Officer-Columbia Correctional Institution
    Correctional Officer-Columbia Correctional Institution
    Dane, WI
    Dane, WI
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $39,716
    $39,716
    01/28/2021
    Correctional Officer
    Correctional Officer
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $39,653
    $39,653
    01/28/2021
    Community Corrections Officer 2
    Community Corrections Officer 2
    Bellingham, WA
    Bellingham, WA
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $50,928
    $50,928
    01/28/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Correctional Officer Sergeant
    Correctional Officer Sergeant
    Correctional Officer Sergeant
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $32,658
    $32,658
    01/27/2021
    Correctional Officer Sergeant
    Correctional Officer Sergeant
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $32,658
    $32,658
    01/27/2021
    Correctional Officer Cook (2)-Maine Correctional Center
    Correctional Officer Cook (2)-Maine Correctional Center
    Windham, ME
    Windham, ME
    01/25/2021
    01/25/2021
    $38,255
    $38,255
    01/25/2021
    Correctional Officer 1-Valdosta TC
    Correctional Officer 1-Valdosta TC
    Valdosta, GA
    Valdosta, GA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $33,103
    $33,103
    01/23/2021
    Trainee-Corrections Officer
    Trainee-Corrections Officer
    Park, MN
    Park, MN
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $45,163
    $45,163
    01/23/2021