Salary for First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

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Also known as:  Chief Jailer, Correctional Officer Sergeant, Correctional Supervisor, Corrections Sergeant, Prison Guard Supervisor

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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 salary between $37,720 - $107,780 based on education and experience. will most likely earn wages of sixty-seven thousand six hundred dollars every year.

receive the highest compensation in New Jersey, where they can earn compensation, on average, of near $113,610. They can get the best pay in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they earn an average pay rate of $71,800.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.14 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$71,800
Public Administration
$67,820
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$60,270

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$60,270
Public Administration
$67,820
Health Care and Social Assistance
$71,800