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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
415,000 0.5 % $23.70 $49,300 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.97 $17.39 $21.31 $28.63 $36.90
Annual Wage (2) $31,140 $36,180 $44,330 $59,550 $76,760


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) 223,690 10.27 $23.98 $49,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 151,430 2.76 $23.40 $48,670
Facilities Support Services 22,370 14.43 $20.23 $42,070
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,790 0.79 $27.67 $57,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,270 0.53 $23.57 $49,020

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 22,370 14.43 $20.23 $42,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 223,690 10.27 $23.98 $49,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 151,430 2.76 $23.40 $48,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,790 0.79 $27.67 $57,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,270 0.53 $23.57 $49,020

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) 15,790 0.79 $27.67 $57,540
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 223,690 10.27 $23.98 $49,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,270 0.53 $23.57 $49,020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 151,430 2.76 $23.40 $48,670
Facilities Support Services 22,370 14.43 $20.23 $42,070


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)
New York 35,460 3.78 1.32 $31.01 $64,490
California 34,980 2.06 0.72 $36.25 $75,400
Florida 33,060 3.84 1.34 $20.87 $43,410
Pennsylvania 16,850 2.88 1.01 $26.03 $54,140
North Carolina 15,720 3.59 1.25 $18.51 $38,500




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 4,210 5.18 1.81 $17.43 $36,250
Arizona 13,810 4.95 1.73 $21.23 $44,150
Arkansas 5,500 4.55 1.59 $16.40 $34,120
Mississippi 4,930 4.38 1.53 $14.83 $30,840
West Virginia 3,030 4.35 1.52 $17.77 $36,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 34,980 2.06 0.72 $36.25 $75,400
New Jersey 11,240 2.78 0.97 $33.79 $70,280
Rhode Island 1,070 2.22 0.77 $33.03 $68,710
Massachusetts 6,130 1.72 0.60 $32.66 $67,920
Alaska 1,120 3.57 1.24 $31.09 $64,670





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 21,390 2.25 0.79 $33.52 $69,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,460 4.12 1.44 $21.66 $45,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,890 2.66 0.93 $26.15 $54,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,660 2.34 0.82 $25.68 $53,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,700 1.23 0.43 $30.60 $63,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,540 2.01 0.70 $32.63 $67,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,790 3.21 1.12 $36.64 $76,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,370 1.63 0.57 $18.01 $37,450
Bakersfield, CA 4,270 13.89 4.84 $37.05 $77,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,950 1.26 0.44 $27.20 $56,580