Salary for First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Also known as:  Chief Jailer, Correctional Officer Sergeant, Correctional Supervisor, Corrections Sergeant, Prison Guard Supervisor helps law and public safety professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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First-line supervisors of correctional officers are directly in charge of correctional officers. Their duties include mediating conflicts between inmates, supervising the behavior of correctional officers to ensure compliance with facility policies and local, state and federal laws and regulations and the safety and well-being of inmates, periodically counting inmates, supervising or performing searches of inmate quarters, and completing administrative paperwork. These professionals also respond to emergencies, and maintain order and discipline. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required for this position.

A First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officer will normally receive a compensation on a scale from 40000 and 60000 depending on the level of seniority. First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers will most likely earn salaries of Fifty One Thousand Five Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers can obtain the highest pay in New Jersey, which has pay levels, on average, of just about $92440. People with these jobs receive the highest compensation in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they get salary pay of $58560.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.32 percent nationwide in that time.
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $58,560
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,190
Health Care and Social Assistance $49,570
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $49,570
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,190
Public Administration $58,560