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Correctional Officer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Correctional Officer"

How much does a Correctional Officer in the federal government get paid? $55,781.00* *Based on the 2016 average.

Correctional Officer was the 17th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 18,700 employed. The most common payscale was the gs emp grades 3-10 paid leo special rate payscale.

In 2016, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Correctional Officer, with an average salary of $55,857.

Government Correctional Officer jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. 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 covers positions involving the correctional treatment, custody, and supervision of criminal offenders in correctional institutions or community-based correctional treatment or rehabilitation facilities. Positions in this occupation have as their paramount requirement the knowledge and application of correctional skills and techniques.

Agencies that have hired a Correctional Officer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 18,519 $55,856.69
Indian Affairs 179 $47,305.69
Federal Student Aid 1 $171,396.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $0.00

Correctional Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Correctional Officer is $55,781.00.

Common Correctional Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Correctional Officer Employees
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 17,456
GS - General Schedule 1,242
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1

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Average Correctional Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Correctional Officer was $45,892. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $0 in 2018.

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 0007.

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