Correctional Officers And Jailers

Training Requirements for Correctional Officers And Jailers

Correctional officers and jailers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Correctional officers and jailers
Percent
Less than High School 1.2
High School 30.2
Some College 37.7
Associates Degree 14.7
Bachelors Degree 14.4
Masters Degree 1.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment Outlook for Correctional Officers And Jailers

This represents about 457,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 17,000 more correctional officers and jailers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 143,000 more.

Typical Income for Correctional Officers And Jailers

Hourly Income

On average,correctional officers and jailers make $22.48 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Correctional officers and jailers $13.70 $16.42 $20.59 $27.29 $35.88
Protective service occupations $9.74 $12.32 $18.59 $28.70 $39.42
Law enforcement workers $15.07 $18.78 $25.60 $35.63 $44.66
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers $13.60 $16.37 $20.59 $27.38 $35.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, correctional officers and jailers make $46,750 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Correctional officers and jailers $28,500 $34,150 $42,820 $56,770 $74,630
Protective service occupations $20,260 $25,630 $38,660 $59,700 $81,980
Law enforcement workers $31,350 $39,060 $53,240 $74,120 $92,890
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers $28,280 $34,050 $42,820 $56,950 $74,600
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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