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Prison Guard Salary

How much does a Prison Guard make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Prison Guard

$43,822 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$767 (USD)/yr

$43,327 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$767 (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 prison guard salary in United States is $43,822 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $767. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$32,634 (USD)

$53,141 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$50,802 (USD)

16 %

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

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