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 Pennsylvania. On average, they make less than sign language interpreters but more than locksmiths.

Career Median Salary
Sign language interpreter salary $50K
Postal service clerk salary $50K
Forensic science technician salary $50K
Wedding planner salary $46K
Court reporter salary $52K
Correctional officer salary $50K
Travel agent salary $41K
Funeral director salary $43K
DJ salary $41K
Locksmith salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)