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Working As A Correctional Sergeant

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Repetitive

  • $81,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Correctional Sergeant Do At Wisconsin State Government

* Maintain security and care on a shift for male or female inmates of a State Correctional Facility and the Wisconsin Resource Center.
* Direct the movement, work and leisure activities of inmates.
* Transport inmates to and from the correctional facility.
* Interpret and enforce institution rules of conduct.
* Restore order during disturbances and emergencies.
* Observe and report on behavior of inmates.
* Inspect and patrol living quarters and other facility buildings, grounds, and equipment to maintain security.
* Search inmates and quarters for contraband.
* Direct the work of other correctional officers.
* Maintain records and files

What Does A Correctional Sergeant Do At State of Arizona

* Manages and performs duties within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Central Office Communications Centers (COCC); processes, prioritizes, and analyzes incoming information, determines reporting formats and personnel notifications, prepares and submits appropriate responses.
* It is a 24/7, 365 days operation tasked with responding to department Significant Incident Reports (SIR), information from law enforcement agencies as well as pubic inquiries.
* Uses statewide radio and telephone communications systems; operate and dispatch statewide radio transmissions, verifies and enters information, felony and misdemeanor warrants, functions as a first line information manager providing command, control, and communications (C3), support to all levels of the organization as well as outside support agencies, provides after hours support for internal partners, including Community Corrections, Fugitive Services, and Electronic Monitoring Unit, is authorized and expected to make data inputs into such database systems such as AIMS and ACJIS.
* Supports executive staff during all prison significant incidents, emergency, crisis and contingency operations; providing time sensitive updates, coordination within the agency, and keeping support agencies informed when appropriate.
* Monitors, instructs, and directs Home Arrest inmates while keeping Community Corrections Officers informed.
* There is minimal inmate contact for these employees assigned to the COCC.
* Follows established procedures, policies, maintains databases, assists in training new personnel, and other duties appropriate to the assignment.
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Correctional Sergeant Career Paths

Correctional Sergeant
Senior Corrections Officer Assistant Shift Supervisor Shift Supervisor
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Officer
Operations Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Officer Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Officer Operations Officer
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Corrections Officer Supervisor Business Manager
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Corrections Officer Supervisor Area Manager
Area Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Corrections Counselor Social Worker Investigator
Security Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Supervisor Security Manager
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Security Supervisor Operation Supervisor Assistant Branch Manager
Branch Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Supervisor Site Supervisor Security Manager
Security Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Correctional Officer Captain Warden
Chief Of Security
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Analyst Investigator
Loss Prevention Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Customer Service Manager Call Center Manager
Contact Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Store Manager Inventory Manager
Supply Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Corrections Counselor Program Coordinator Program Officer
Senior Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Correctional Officer Captain
Warden
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Lead Teacher Child Care Director
Child Care Center Director
6 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Platoon Sergeant Platoon Leader
Transportation Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Plant Superintendent
Business Unit Leader
11 Yearsyrs
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Correctional Sergeant Demographics

Gender

Male

60.0%

Female

26.0%

Unknown

14.0%
Ethnicity

White

64.4%

Black or African American

13.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.4%

Asian

5.4%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.9%

French

13.0%

Dakota

4.3%

Portuguese

4.3%

German

4.3%
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Correctional Sergeant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.3%

The Academy

12.8%

Kaplan University

10.3%

Ashford University

7.0%

Central Texas College

3.7%

Southern University and A & M College

3.7%

Miami Dade College

3.3%

Liberty University

3.3%

Strayer University

3.3%

Vincennes University

2.9%

Boise State University

2.9%

Troy University

2.9%

Community College of the Air Force

2.9%

Vance-Granville Community College

2.9%

Saint Leo University

2.9%

Arizona State University

2.6%

Madison Area Technical College

2.6%

Rio Hondo College

2.6%

Moraine Park Technical College

2.6%

Walden University

2.6%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

49.1%

Business

13.9%

Law Enforcement

3.8%

Psychology

3.5%

General Studies

2.9%

Management

2.3%

Nursing

2.2%

Education

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Law

1.9%

Human Services

1.9%

Medical Assisting Services

1.8%

Medical Technician

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Accounting

1.6%

Automotive Technology

1.4%

Social Work

1.4%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Public Administration

1.4%

Political Science

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

35.8%

Bachelors

25.0%

Associate

17.7%

Masters

10.6%

Certificate

6.7%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.6%
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Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$170,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
State of Wisconsin
Highest Paying City
Little Rock, AR
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
6.5 years
How much does a Correctional Sergeant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Correctional Sergeant in the United States is $81,387 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $170,000.

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Top Skills for A Correctional Sergeant

  1. Inmate Population
  2. Correctional Facility
  3. Ensure Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored camera on CCTV for attempted escapes and or violent activity between inmate populations.
  • Maintained custody, control, and accountability of inmate and vendor movement in a supervisory capacity at this state correctional facility
  • Reported pertinent information to supervising team to ensure safety of resident inmates and staff.
  • Lead Correctional officer in charge of two additional Correctional officers in the Maintenance Department.
  • Conducted crisis interventions in crisis situations to control physical disturbances and altercations initiated by juvenile offenders.

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