Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
432,680 0.6 % $21.32 $44,350 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.86 $15.20 $19.02 $26.62 $34.48
Annual Wage (2) $26,740 $31,620 $39,550 $55,380 $71,720


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) 232,350 10.60 $21.57 $44,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 160,980 2.94 $21.01 $43,710
Facilities Support Services 21,480 16.21 $17.76 $36,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,340 0.81 $25.59 $53,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 960 0.42 $24.59 $51,140

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 21,480 16.21 $17.76 $36,940
State Government (OES Designation) 232,350 10.60 $21.57 $44,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 160,980 2.94 $21.01 $43,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,340 0.81 $25.59 $53,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 960 0.42 $24.59 $51,140

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) 16,340 0.81 $25.59 $53,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 960 0.42 $24.59 $51,140
State Government (OES Designation) 232,350 10.60 $21.57 $44,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 160,980 2.94 $21.01 $43,710
Facilities Support Services 21,480 16.21 $17.76 $36,940


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 47,910 4.39 1.35 $16.89 $35,130
California 35,960 2.44 0.75 $32.37 $67,330
Florida 32,870 4.41 1.35 $20.34 $42,310
New York 32,430 3.76 1.15 $30.69 $63,840
Georgia 17,300 4.46 1.37 $14.03 $29,180




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 6,630 6.12 1.87 $13.05 $27,150
West Virginia 3,530 4.98 1.53 $16.08 $33,440
Arizona 12,190 4.92 1.51 $19.02 $39,550
Louisiana 9,080 4.82 1.48 $16.39 $34,090
Virginia 16,600 4.57 1.40 $19.10 $39,730




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 10,660 2.79 0.85 $33.13 $68,910
California 35,960 2.44 0.75 $32.37 $67,330
New York 32,430 3.76 1.15 $30.69 $63,840
Illinois 12,340 2.16 0.66 $29.64 $61,660
Massachusetts 6,190 1.90 0.58 $29.19 $60,720





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,990 2.10 0.64 $34.88 $72,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,000 3.26 1.00 $17.15 $35,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,180 4.03 1.24 $19.42 $40,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,130 5.02 1.54 $25.88 $53,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,760 3.96 1.21 $32.54 $67,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,610 2.64 0.81 $29.20 $60,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,440 1.88 0.57 $26.05 $54,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,400 1.19 0.36 $28.59 $59,480
Richmond, VA 4,230 6.97 2.14 $17.85 $37,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,980 1.73 0.53 $15.36 $31,950




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pine Bluff, AR 1,540 46.38 14.21 $16.43 $34,170
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 1,910 32.78 10.05 $33.95 $70,620
Cumberland, MD-WV 870 23.75 7.28 $20.43 $42,490
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 2,610 20.02 6.14 $15.55 $32,340
Abilene, TX 1,030 16.42 5.03 $15.57 $32,380
Jefferson City, MO 1,120 15.60 4.78 $14.07 $29,260
Glens Falls, NY 800 15.25 4.67 $27.99 $58,210
Wichita Falls, TX 790 14.07 4.31 $16.16 $33,610
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 700 13.27 4.07 $16.86 $35,060
Terre Haute, IN 880 13.20 4.04 $18.73 $38,950