Career and Job Search Guide

Correctional Officer and Jailer Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $11.35 $17.19 $28.16
  Annual Wage $23,600 $35,800 $58,600
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Correctional Officers and Jailers guard inmates in accordance with established regulations and procedures. They may guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison or other correctional institutions. This includes police and deputy sheriffs that guard prisoners.