Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
434,420 0.6 % $21.59 $44,910 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.12 $15.57 $19.12 $26.76 $34.99
Annual Wage (2) $27,280 $32,390 $39,780 $55,670 $72,790


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) 229,940 10.55 $21.95 $45,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 162,840 3.06 $21.35 $44,400
Facilities Support Services 23,200 16.77 $16.87 $35,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,680 0.84 $25.67 $53,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 820 0.36 $24.58 $51,120

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 23,200 16.77 $16.87 $35,090
State Government (OES Designation) 229,940 10.55 $21.95 $45,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 162,840 3.06 $21.35 $44,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,680 0.84 $25.67 $53,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 820 0.36 $24.58 $51,120

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) 16,680 0.84 $25.67 $53,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 820 0.36 $24.58 $51,120
State Government (OES Designation) 229,940 10.55 $21.95 $45,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 162,840 3.06 $21.35 $44,400
Investigation and Security Services (8) (8) $19.73 $41,030


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 49,040 4.37 1.36 $17.84 $37,110
California 35,480 2.35 0.73 $33.12 $68,880
Florida 34,160 4.46 1.39 $20.38 $42,390
New York 32,760 3.72 1.16 $31.04 $64,560
Georgia 17,610 4.42 1.37 $13.91 $28,920



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 7,620 6.96 2.17 $12.71 $26,430
Arizona 13,400 5.30 1.65 $19.09 $39,710
Louisiana 9,470 4.94 1.54 $16.41 $34,140
West Virginia 3,420 4.83 1.50 $16.11 $33,500
Florida 34,160 4.46 1.39 $20.38 $42,390



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 10,980 2.84 0.88 $34.45 $71,660
California 35,480 2.35 0.73 $33.12 $68,880
New York 32,760 3.72 1.16 $31.04 $64,560
Massachusetts 6,200 1.86 0.58 $30.77 $64,000
Rhode Island 1,100 2.36 0.74 $28.99 $60,300




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 11,340 2.10 0.65 $35.67 $74,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,420 2.96 0.92 $18.45 $38,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,660 4.20 1.31 $19.68 $40,940
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,050 4.83 1.50 $26.23 $54,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,610 2.57 0.80 $30.75 $63,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,550 3.64 1.13 $33.49 $69,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.15 0.36 $27.97 $58,180
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 4,270 14.44 4.49 $34.77 $72,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,210 1.76 0.55 $15.24 $31,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.77 0.55 $17.96 $37,350



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 1,510 47.55 14.79 $16.64 $34,610
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 1,910 32.23 10.03 $35.98 $74,850
Cumberland, MD-WV 890 24.91 7.75 $20.86 $43,380
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 2,600 19.94 6.20 $16.70 $34,740
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 970 18.48 5.75 $18.34 $38,150
Glens Falls, NY 870 17.08 5.31 $27.76 $57,750
Jefferson City, MO 1,140 16.08 5.00 $14.33 $29,810
Wichita Falls, TX 860 15.27 4.75 $17.17 $35,710
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 4,270 14.44 4.49 $34.77 $72,330
Salisbury, MD 710 13.98 4.35 $19.95 $41,490