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Correctional Institution Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Correctional Institution Administrator"

How much does a Correctional Institution Administrator in the federal government get paid? $99,851.56* *Based on the 2016 average.

Correctional Institution Administrator was the 124th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,730 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Correctional Institution Administration, with an average salary of $98,886.

Government Correctional Institution Administration jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Correctional Institution Administration job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions which involve responsibility for managing, or participating in the overall management of, correctional institutions, correctional systems, or correctional programs, and positions which involve responsibility for advising on, reviewing, and evaluating the management of such institutions, systems, or programs. Work in this occupation requires knowledge of (1) penological theories, principles, and techniques and (2) the problems, methods, and techniques of institutional management.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Correctional Institution Administrator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,713 $98,886.07
Indian Affairs 16 $79,580.75
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $63,199.50

Correctional Institution Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Correctional Institution Administrator is $99,851.56. The highest paid Correctional Institution Administrator made $188,600 in 2016.

Common Correctional Institution Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Correctional Institution Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,603
ES - Senior Executive Service 73
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 53
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,514.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Correctional Institution Administration jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Plant Protection TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equipment, Facilities, and ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property DisposalAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Recreation SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Correctional Institution Administration Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Correctional Institution Administrator was $82,191. Since then, the average pay has increased to $99,852 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0006.

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