How much does a correction officer make?
The national average salary for a Correction Officer in the U.S. is $83,387 annually or $40.09 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 127,000. The top 10 percent earn over $168,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $41,000 annually. Professional companies and Finance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Correction Officer jobs are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, and Wyoming. The typical tenure for a Correction Officer is 3.7 years.