Prison Guard Statistics By Gender
27.0% of prison guards are women and 73.0% of prison guards are men.
- Male, 73.0%
- Female, 27.0%
Prison Guards By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Prison Guard
Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Prison Guard Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the prison guard position over time.
Prison Guard Gender By Year
Prison Guard Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, deputy sheriff-k9 handler and fugitive investigator have the biggest difference in gender.
|Deputy Sheriff-K9 Handler||98%||2%|
Prison Guard Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among prison guards is White, which makes up 57.5% of all prison guards. Comparatively, there are 19.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 15.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 57.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 19.2%
- Black or African American, 15.0%
- Unknown, 5.3%
- Asian, 2.0%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%
Prison Guard Race
|Prison Guard Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||19.2%|
|Black or African American||15.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.0%|
Prison Guard Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among prison guards.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Prison Guard Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Prison Guard Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$40,429|
|Hispanic or Latino||$43,397|
Average Age of a Prison Guard
We determined the average age of prison guards based on ethnicity and gender.
Prison Guard Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||44||42|
|Hispanic or Latino||35||39|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||41|
Prison Guard Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of prison guard employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of prison guards is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.
Prison Guard Age
|Prison Guard Years||Percentages|
Types of Prison Guard Degree Levels
The most common degree for prison guards is high school diploma 47% of prison guards earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 23% and rounding it off is associate degree with 13%.
- High School Diploma, 47%
- Bachelors, 23%
- Associate, 13%
- Diploma, 13%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Prison Guards By Education
|Prison Guard Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||47%|
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Prison Guard Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$41,618|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$43,612|
Prison Guard Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where prison guards work. We found most prison guards work for a government company. In addition, the industry that employs the most prison guards is the government industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire prison guards.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Prison Guard Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||13%|
|100 - 500 employees||41%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||2%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||22%|
|> 10,000 employees||19%|
The Types Of Companies Prison Guard Work In
Employees with the prison guard job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most prison guards prefer to work at government companies over private companies.
Prison Guard Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Prison Guards
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ prison guards. Those industries include government, manufacturing and health care.
Prison Guard Industry Statistics
Prison Guard Turnover And Employment Statistics
Prison Guard Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of prison guards changed.
- Unemployment rate
Prison Guard Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Prison Guard Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Prison Guard Stay in a Job
By looking over 381 prison guards resumes, we figured out that the average prison guard enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.
Less than one year
Prison Guard Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||35%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Prison Guards with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to prison guards.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
Prison Guard LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Prison Guards
- Spanish, 60.0%
- Portuguese, 40.0%
Prison Guard Languages Spoken