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First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officer Salary Information

The salary statistics of first-line supervisors of correctional officers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of first-line supervisors of correctional officers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The first-line supervisors of correctional officers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,750
25th Percentile Wage
$47,220
50th Percentile Wage
$62,500
75th Percentile Wage
$84,190
90th Percentile Wage
$100,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of correctional officers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) first-line supervisors of correctional officers is $100,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,750. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 145% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of correctional officers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,500
3.10% 7.46%
2016
$60,560
1.39% -
2015
$59,720
2.93% -
2014
$57,970
0.47% -
2013
$57,700
-0.24% -
2012
$57,840
- -

Table 2. First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of correctional officers in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for first-line supervisors of correctional officers occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $70,140. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $53,190).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,140
Finance and Insurance
$68,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$62,860
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,190

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers by States

From the above tables we note that not only first-line supervisors of correctional officers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of first-line supervisors of correctional officers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,750 to $108,080. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of correctional officers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $108,080. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $29,750. For more salary information of first-line supervisors of correctional officers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$108,080
California
$95,380
Alaska
$89,420
New York
$86,760
Oregon
$81,460
District of Columbia
$80,420
Washington
$79,540
Pennsylvania
$79,530
Illinois
$79,120
Connecticut
$78,970
Nevada
$78,210
Minnesota
$74,650
Hawaii
$74,030
Iowa
$70,890
Utah
$66,980
Colorado
$66,510
New Hampshire
$64,640
Ohio
$64,430
Oklahoma
$63,980
Massachusetts
$63,790
Wisconsin
$63,370
Michigan
$62,170
Maryland
$60,240
South Dakota
$59,740
Wyoming
$59,230
Vermont
$57,550
Florida
$54,970
North Dakota
$54,370
Alabama
$53,230
Idaho
$52,430
Arizona
$52,270
Louisiana
$52,220
Kansas
$51,260
West Virginia
$51,110
Montana
$51,000
Tennessee
$50,980
North Carolina
$50,270
South Carolina
$49,710
Nebraska
$48,210
Virginia
$48,200
Maine
$48,170
Missouri
$47,670
Texas
$46,910
New Mexico
$45,360
Arkansas
$44,820
Indiana
$44,080
Delaware
$43,670
Georgia
$43,370
Kentucky
$43,160
Mississippi
$38,180
Puerto Rico
$29,750



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