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Correctional Officer and Jailer Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of correctional officers and jailers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of correctional officers and jailers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Correctional Officers and Jailers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,840
25th Percentile Wage
$43,510
50th Percentile Wage
$55,560
75th Percentile Wage
$66,010
90th Percentile Wage
$70,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for correctional officers and jailers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $36,840.

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
$55,560
3.04% 21.42%
2016
$53,870
-2.82% -
2015
$55,390
12.76% -
2014
$48,320
3.66% -
2013
$46,550
6.21% -
2012
$43,660
- -

Table 3. Compare Correctional Officer and Jailer Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $55,560 in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for correctional officers and jailers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of correctional officers and jailers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 22.2 percent (22.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 29.9 percent (29.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Philadelphia.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$71,370
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$60,300
Pittsburgh
$57,150
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$57,150
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,560
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,660
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$49,690
Johnstown
$48,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,490
Erie
$47,730
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$45,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$42,630
Philadelphia
$38,950



See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.