Correctional officer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Correctional officer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $62,330
Alabama $34,745
Arkansas $33,390
Arizona $42,157
California $77,520
Colorado $46,060
Connecticut $54,300
District of Columbia $49,640
Florida $43,410
Georgia $34,170
Hawaii $58,650
Iowa $49,293
Idaho $37,800
Illinois $61,415
Indiana $36,960
Kansas $32,065
Kentucky $34,722
Louisiana $34,370
Massachusetts $69,560
Maryland $47,150
Maine $39,580
Michigan $56,330
Minnesota $50,580
Missouri $30,050
Mississippi $28,190
Montana $40,550
North Carolina $36,770
North Dakota $43,380
Nebraska $38,040
New Hampshire $47,300
New Jersey $71,700
New Mexico $35,860
Nevada $57,450
New York $63,600
Ohio $46,770
Oklahoma $31,910
Oregon $61,090
Pennsylvania $49,906
Puerto Rico $26,800
Rhode Island $69,710
South Carolina $36,200
South Dakota $38,580
Tennessee $34,890
Texas $42,620
Utah $44,470
Virginia $37,990
Vermont $44,470
Washington $55,290
Wisconsin $42,680
West Virginia $30,520
Wyoming $39,160

How do correctional officer salaries compare to similar careers?

Correctional officers earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than forensic science technicians but more than insurance sales agents.

Career Median Salary
Forensic science technician salary $80K
Energy auditor salary $75K
Coroner salary $81K
Firefighter salary $75K
Librarian salary $79K
Correctional officer salary $78K
Mail superintendent salary $80K
Make-Up artist salary $72K
Healthcare social worker salary $74K
Insurance sales agent salary $55K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)