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Jail Officer Salary

How much does a Jail Officer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Jail Officer

$49,946 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$949 (USD)/yr

$49,364 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$949 (USD)/yr

Job Description
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.
The average jail officer salary in United States is $49,946 or an equivalent hourly rate of $24. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $949. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$36,787 (USD)

$60,923 (USD)

Education
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Salary Potential

$57,902 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Jail Officer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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