DETENTION OFFICER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$83,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$83,000
Median 50%
$171,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Paragon Systems
Highest Paying City
Aurora, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a detention officer make?
Detention Officers in the US make on average $84,057 annually or $40.41 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 130,000. The top 10 percent earn over $171,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $41,000 annually. Non Profits companies and Hospitality companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Detention Officer salaries include North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Minnesota. The typical tenure for a Detention Officer is 2.8 years.
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Average Detention Officer Salary By Company

Detention Officers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Non Profits companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Detention Officers at Paragon Systems and Inter-Con Security Systems report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like Lake County Florida or Harnett County, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Detention Officers.

Average Detention Officer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Detention Officer in the United States is $84,057 per year or $40.41 per hour. The top city when it comes to Detention Officer salaries is Aurora, CO at $168,822 per year. The average starting salary in Aurora, CO for Detention Officers is $103,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Detention Officer salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Minnesota. Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, California, and Florida have the lowest reported salaries for Detention Officers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Aurora, CO
$168,822
2
Billings, MT
$162,199
3
Tulsa, OK
$149,636
4
Asheville, NC
$145,665
5
Denton, TX
$144,886

Average Detention Officer Salary By Industry

Wages for Detention Officers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Professional companies, Non Profits companies, and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest salaries for Detention Officers. Professional companies pay Detention Officers an average salary of $94,108, Non Profits companies pay $90,988, and Hospitality companys come in at $88,200. The types of companies that pay Detention Officers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $69,830.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$94,108
2
Non Profits
$90,988
3
Hospitality
$88,200
4
Finance
$69,830

RECENTLY ADDED Detention Officer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
G4S
Detention Officer
10/30/2019
$67,744
Henry County, Georgia
Detention Officer
10/29/2019
$36,356
Lake Havasu City
Detention Officer
10/26/2019
$35,479
Custer County Sheriff's Department
Detention Officer
10/23/2019
$34,456
Nana
Detention Officer
10/18/2019
$60,523
G4S
Detention Officer
09/29/2019
$92,099
City of Aurora, Co
Detention Officer
09/28/2019
$48,147
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Detention Officer
09/24/2019
$104,821
G4S
Detention Officer
09/23/2019
$44,307
Detention Officer
09/21/2019
$35,688
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