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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
423,050 0.5 % $24.10 $50,130 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.26 $17.84 $21.72 $28.90 $37.54
Annual Wage (2) $31,740 $37,110 $45,180 $60,110 $78,090


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 222,050 10.21 $24.30 $50,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 160,070 2.89 $23.99 $49,890
Facilities Support Services 24,030 14.60 $20.72 $43,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,100 0.75 $27.82 $57,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,400 0.57 $26.59 $55,310

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 24,030 14.60 $20.72 $43,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 222,050 10.21 $24.30 $50,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 160,070 2.89 $23.99 $49,890
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,100 0.75 $27.82 $57,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,400 0.57 $26.59 $55,310

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) 15,100 0.75 $27.82 $57,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,400 0.57 $26.59 $55,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 222,050 10.21 $24.30 $50,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 160,070 2.89 $23.99 $49,890
Facilities Support Services 24,030 14.60 $20.72 $43,090


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 47,160 3.79 1.32 $20.42 $42,470
California 36,090 2.08 0.72 $37.75 $78,510
New York 35,420 3.72 1.29 $31.73 $66,000
Florida 33,040 3.76 1.30 $20.68 $43,010
Pennsylvania 17,590 2.98 1.03 $26.60 $55,330




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)
New Mexico 4,110 4.99 1.73 $18.01 $37,450
Arizona 13,670 4.77 1.66 $20.50 $42,640
Arkansas 5,610 4.61 1.60 $16.86 $35,070
West Virginia 3,080 4.38 1.52 $18.63 $38,740
Louisiana 7,950 4.14 1.44 $17.31 $36,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 36,090 2.08 0.72 $37.75 $78,510
New Jersey 11,320 2.77 0.96 $34.23 $71,190
Rhode Island 1,080 2.23 0.78 $32.95 $68,540
Massachusetts 5,690 1.57 0.55 $32.82 $68,270
New York 35,420 3.72 1.29 $31.73 $66,000





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,830 2.26 0.78 $34.53 $71,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,510 4.01 1.39 $21.07 $43,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,420 2.76 0.96 $20.94 $43,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,270 2.53 0.88 $26.08 $54,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,950 2.63 0.91 $25.83 $53,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,930 1.27 0.44 $31.77 $66,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,470 1.49 0.52 $23.62 $49,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 5,280 3.43 1.19 $38.14 $79,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,100 1.82 0.63 $32.77 $68,150
Bakersfield, CA 4,320 13.63 4.73 $38.38 $79,830