Correctional Officers and Jailers

Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison. Bailiffs are law enforcement officers who maintain safety and order in courtrooms.

$43,540

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Correctional Officers and Jailers

Currently employed

428,870

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

-7%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

Declining

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Correctional Officers and Jailers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

California $75,480

New Jersey $74,110

Massachusetts $68,280

New York $65,820

Alaska $60,760

Oregon $59,000

Hawaii $57,760

Illinois $57,110

Michigan $54,520

Nevada $54,210

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Maxxing your 401k as Correctional Officers and Jailers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

43.6%

Per paycheck

$730.13

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,674.62
Pre Tax Retirement $730.13
Before Taxes $944.49
Taxes $283.35
Take Home $661.14

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