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Jailer Chief Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$93,456 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Jailer Chief is $93,456 a year and $45 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Jailer Chief is between $66,077 and $115,801. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of jail staff.
  • Establishes rules, regulations, and procedures to be executed by jailers.
  • Prepares work schedules and assigns duties.
  • Reviews commitment orders of new inmates to ensure that legal requirements are met.
  • Classifies and segregates inmates according to status, such as pretrial, under-sentence, or witness.
  • Communicates with court officials to ensure availability of inmates for trials or hearings.
  • Escorts inmates to courts, hospitals, and other correctional institutions.
  • Schedules visits of medical personnel to treat inmates.
  • Directs search of inmates and all areas for contraband.
  • Inspects facilities for cleanliness.
  • Selects trustees for special work assignments.
  • Accepts and records bail and fine payments, issues receipts, and arranges for release of inmates.
  • Prepares reports concerning inmate population and jail functions, as required by law.
  • Writes daily activity reports for superiors.
  • Maintains financial records for use in budget preparation.
  • Prepares requisitions for commissary, clothing, and housekeeping supplies.
  • Evaluates work of subordinates and takes disciplinary measures for inefficiency or violation of regulations.
  • Maintains personnel records of subordinates.
Jailer Chief Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Job family population: 42,280

Estimated population of Jailer Chief jobs: 16,856

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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