Correctional Officer and Jailer Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for correctional officers and jailers in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of correctional officers and jailers amongst New Jersey cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Correctional Officers and Jailers in New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,700
25th Percentile Wage
$49,390
50th Percentile Wage
$74,110
75th Percentile Wage
$84,460
90th Percentile Wage
$96,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for correctional officers and jailers in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of correctional officers and jailers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,110
-1.61% -0.36%
2016
$75,300
2.05% -
2015
$73,760
0.70% -
2014
$73,240
0.71% -
2013
$72,720
-2.28% -
2012
$74,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Correctional Officers and Jailers in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of correctional officers and jailers in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of correctional officers and jailers in state of New Jersey ranges from $37,220 to $77,180. The highest paying area for correctional officers and jailers in New Jersey is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $77,180. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Trenton-Ewing (mean annual salary $77,150). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $37,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Edison-New Brunswick
$77,180
Trenton-Ewing
$77,150
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$76,980
Camden
$70,230
Wilmington
$37,220




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