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Jail Keeper Salary

$50,592 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$961

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Jail Keeper is $50,592 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Jail Keeper is between $37,263 and $61,710. 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 prisoners in precinct station house or municipal jail, assuming responsibility for all needs of prisoners during detention.
  • Searches for weapons, valuables, or drugs and locks prisoner in cell.
  • Serves meals to prisoner and supplies or gets medical aid if needed.
  • May prepare arrest records identifying prisoner and charge assigned.
  • May question prisoner to elicit information helpful in solving crime.
  • May prepare meals for self and prisoner.
  • May distribute commissary items purchased by inmates, such as candy, snacks, cigarettes, and toilet articles, and record payment on voucher.
  • In small communities, may perform duties of sheriff, deputy or police officer i when not engaged in guard duties.
Jail Keeper Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Correctional Officers and Jailers

Job family population: 415,000

Estimated population of Jail Keeper jobs: 73,372

Rate of error: 0.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$58,650
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Jail Keeper Job Listings for United States

MD or NP Nurse Practitioner w/Supervising MD- 2hrs Biweekly
Dec 10
Blue Ridge, United States
Southern Health Partners
SHP provides all on-site medical staffing in a safe, secure medical unit within the jail. The ... Keeps patient information confidential as required under privacy laws and regulations; Requirements
Deputy Sheriff
Oct 27
Audubon, United States
Audubon County Sheriff's Office
Responsible for the custody, welfare and security or prisoners at the county jail performing all jailer duties. * Writes reports in order to fulfill required record keeping by reviewing reports ...
MD Physician- PT (Flexible Schedule)
Nov 19
Stryker, United States
Southern Health Partners
... jail medical unit in Stryker, OH As our provider, your focus becomes the patient, not on billing ... Keeps patient information confidential as required under privacy laws and regulations; Requirements
Clerk- Translator (Belvidere Medical Building)
Oct 24
Waukegan, United States
Lake County, Illinois
... keeping. Location: 2400 Belvidere Road, Waukegan IL Hours: Monday (1:00pm - 4:30pm) Tuesday (11 ... Translates for Spanish-speaking clients (in clinic, home or jail). * Types correspondence ...
INSPECTOR, OIG
Nov 22
Angels, United States
The County of Los Angeles
... jail facilities, as well as the operation of Sheriff's stations and subcommands. * Monitors the ... OIG in keeping with protection of the rights of peace officers and members of the public, and ...

The average pay for a Jail Keeper is $50,592 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Jail Keeper is between $37,263 and $61,710. 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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MD or NP Nurse Practitioner w/Supervising MD- 2hrs Biweekly
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Blue Ridge, United States
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SHP provides all on-site medical staffing in a safe, secure medical unit within the jail. The ... Keeps patient information confidential as required under privacy laws and regulations; Requirements
Deputy Sheriff
Oct 27
Audubon, United States
Audubon County Sheriff's Office
Responsible for the custody, welfare and security or prisoners at the county jail performing all jailer duties. * Writes reports in order to fulfill required record keeping by reviewing reports ...
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