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Correction Officer Salary
in Virginia, United States

$43,737 (USD)

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Last updated: February 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Correction Officer is $43,737 a year and $21 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Correction Officer is between $32,570 and $53,037. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Correction Officer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Correctional Officers and Jailers

Job family population: 428,870

Estimated population of Correction Officer jobs: 83,475

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Correction Officer Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Armed Security Officer
Dec 11
Lynchburg, VA, USA
SOS Security
... Corrections is required. With or without reasonable accommodation, the physical and mental ... Many entry-level security officers join our team seeking a job and find a career. Our employee ...
Security Officer (J15R-00030)
Feb 17
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Andy Frain Services
Security Officers must maintain a professional image and demonstrate excellent customer service at all times. Basic Functions: * Control of entrances and movement of pedestrian and vehicle traffic
Security Officer
Feb 7
Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Securitas Security Services USA
Security Officer/Guard * Security Positions are Full and Part Time * Must have excellent Customer Service skills * Security positions require you pass our drug screen and back ground check * Must be ...
Unarmed Security Officer
Feb 12
Danville, VA, USA
SOS Security
Experience as security officer preferred, but will train right candidates * Knowledge or ability to learn legal guidelines for area security and public safety * Familiarity with report writing
Security Officer
Feb 1
Alexandria, VA, USA
Securitas Security Services USA
Security Officer Securitas is the most locally-focused security company in the United States, with over 640 local branch managers and approximately 86,000 security officers who provide unmatched ...
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