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Correction Officer City or County Jail Salary

$44,439 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$778

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Correction Officer City or County Jail is $44,439 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Correction Officer City or County Jail is between $33,093 and $53,889. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Correction Officer City or County Jail. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Guards inmates in penal institution in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes.
  • Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering.
  • Searches inmates and cells for contraband articles.
  • Guards and directs inmates during work assignments.
  • Patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules, and unsatisfactory attitude or adjustment of prisoners.
  • Reports observations to superior.
  • Employs weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners, if necessary.
  • May escort inmates to and from visiting room, medical office, and religious services.
  • May guard entrance of jail to screen visitors.
  • May prepare written report concerning incidences of inmate disturbances or injuries.
  • May be designated according to institution as correction officer, city or county jail; correction officer, penitentiary; correction officer, reformatory.
  • May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point, traveling by automobile or public transportation and be designated guard, deputy.
Correction Officer City or County Jail Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Correctional Officers and Jailers

Job family population: 415,000

Estimated population of Correction Officer City or County Jail jobs: 80,776

Rate of error: 0.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,517
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Correction Officer City or County Jail Job Listings for United States

Correctional Officer
Oct 17
Cole County, MO, USA
Cole County Sheriff's Office
... yrs old for jailer position, possess a valid Missouri Drivers License, type 25 wpm, pass a ... at the Cole County Sheriff's Office, 350 E. High Street, Jefferson City, MO or at Job Type ...
Corrections Officer
Nov 8
Okanogan, United States
Okanogan County
Maintains the security of the County Jail to contribute to the welfare of the inmates and ... The Control Room Operator will notify and send the Corrections Officer to the appropriate cell by ...
Corrections Officer-DOC
Oct 16
Yakima, United States
Yakima County
Overview There are several Corrections Officer openings with the Yakima County Department of ... jail population Spanish/English written and spoken 5 points Information to be provided on ...
Detention Officer - Correction Officer
Oct 17
Young Harris, GA, USA
Towns County Sheriff's Office
JAILERS NEEDED FOR COUNTY JAIL PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED. TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED. The duties of a jailer/detention officer are varied. Duties include: * Conducting security walks and ...
PROFESSIONAL UNARMED SECURITY OFFICER JAMES CITY COUNTY
Dec 11
Williamsburg, VA, USA
Top Guard Security
PROFESSIONAL UNARMED SECURITY OFFICER JAMES CITY COUNTY Specific Requirements • Demonstrate professional demeanor at all times, maintaining company expectations for customer service • Strong ...

The average pay for a Correction Officer City or County Jail is $44,439 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Correction Officer City or County Jail is between $33,093 and $53,889. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Correction Officer City or County Jail. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Correctional Officer
Oct 17
Cole County, MO, USA
Cole County Sheriff's Office
... yrs old for jailer position, possess a valid Missouri Drivers License, type 25 wpm, pass a ... at the Cole County Sheriff's Office, 350 E. High Street, Jefferson City, MO or at Job Type ...
Corrections Officer
Nov 8
Okanogan, United States
Okanogan County
Maintains the security of the County Jail to contribute to the welfare of the inmates and ... The Control Room Operator will notify and send the Corrections Officer to the appropriate cell by ...
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