First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of correctional officers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of correctional officers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,500
25th Percentile Wage
$67,140
50th Percentile Wage
$77,380
75th Percentile Wage
$85,210
90th Percentile Wage
$97,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of correctional officers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.68
25th Percentile Wage
$32.28
50th Percentile Wage
$37.20
75th Percentile Wage
$40.97
90th Percentile Wage
$46.74

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of correctional officers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.74. The median hourly salary is $37.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of correctional officers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,3805.00%15.20%
201573,5102.14%-
201471,9400.89%-
201371,3007.97%-
201265,620--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of correctional officers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of correctional officers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $70,140 to $108,140. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of correctional officers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $108,140. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $80,730). The lowest paying area is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with a median annual salary of $70,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$108,140
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$80,730
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$79,410
Pittsburgh
$78,040
Erie
$78,020
Philadelphia
$77,390
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$77,010
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$76,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$75,350
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,510
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$70,140


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