Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
427,790 0.5 % $21.79 $45,320 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.38 $15.84 $19.49 $26.79 $35.12
Annual Wage (2) $27,830 $32,960 $40,530 $55,720 $73,060


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 228,260 10.36 $22.06 $45,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 160,890 3.00 $21.57 $44,860
Facilities Support Services 19,820 13.83 $17.16 $35,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,020 0.86 $25.75 $53,560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 900 0.39 $24.16 $50,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Facilities Support Services 19,820 13.83 $17.16 $35,690
State Government (OES Designation) 228,260 10.36 $22.06 $45,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 160,890 3.00 $21.57 $44,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,020 0.86 $25.75 $53,560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 900 0.39 $24.16 $50,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,020 0.86 $25.75 $53,560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 900 0.39 $24.16 $50,240
State Government (OES Designation) 228,260 10.36 $22.06 $45,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 160,890 3.00 $21.57 $44,860
Investigation and Security Services (8) (8) $20.27 $42,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 48,280 4.17 1.34 $18.37 $38,210
California 34,640 2.24 0.72 $33.19 $69,040
Florida 34,470 4.35 1.40 $20.83 $43,330
New York 34,140 3.80 1.22 $29.41 $61,160
Georgia 16,710 4.07 1.31 $14.26 $29,650



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 7,090 6.41 2.07 $12.86 $26,740
Arizona 13,750 5.32 1.71 $19.54 $40,650
New Mexico 3,920 4.91 1.58 $15.69 $32,630
West Virginia 3,250 4.59 1.48 $16.08 $33,450
Arkansas 5,160 4.39 1.42 $15.92 $33,100



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 10,610 2.72 0.88 $34.04 $70,800
California 34,640 2.24 0.72 $33.19 $69,040
Massachusetts 5,890 1.73 0.56 $32.16 $66,880
New York 34,140 3.80 1.22 $29.41 $61,160
Alaska 1,250 3.82 1.23 $28.41 $59,100




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,590 2.25 0.73 $31.77 $66,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,430 4.50 1.45 $20.33 $42,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,630 2.60 0.84 $20.06 $41,730
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,220 1.46 0.47 $29.41 $61,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,910 4.50 1.45 $26.66 $55,460
Bakersfield, CA 4,540 15.37 4.95 $34.06 $70,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,380 3.34 1.08 $33.48 $69,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,260 1.72 0.55 $15.95 $33,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.65 0.53 $20.11 $41,820
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,620 2.75 0.89 $21.58 $44,890