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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,260
25th Percentile Wage
$46,090
50th Percentile Wage
$60,560
75th Percentile Wage
$82,180
90th Percentile Wage
$98,290

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 $98,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,260. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201660,5601.39%4.49%
201559,7202.93%-
201457,9700.47%-
201357,700-0.24%-
201257,840--

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

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of correctional officers in 3 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 $71,060. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $40,740).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$71,060
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,670
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,740

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 $108,340. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of correctional officers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $108,340. 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
$108,340
California
$93,690
Alaska
$90,550
Illinois
$86,220
New York
$85,940
Oregon
$79,450
Nevada
$78,220
Pennsylvania
$77,380
District of Columbia
$75,870
Minnesota
$75,230
Hawaii
$74,030
Connecticut
$70,650
West Virginia
$67,150
Iowa
$67,100
Colorado
$66,510
Wisconsin
$63,290
Ohio
$62,120
Utah
$61,840
Michigan
$61,690
New Hampshire
$60,790
South Dakota
$58,890
Wyoming
$58,640
Maryland
$58,340
Vermont
$56,720
Florida
$54,920
Louisiana
$54,740
Alabama
$54,040
Washington
$53,540
North Dakota
$53,240
Arizona
$51,750
Kansas
$50,630
Tennessee
$49,800
South Carolina
$48,930
Virginia
$48,170
Idaho
$47,490
New Mexico
$47,460
Texas
$47,200
Oklahoma
$47,110
Maine
$46,840
Arkansas
$46,360
Missouri
$46,210
Kentucky
$43,720
Delaware
$43,670
North Carolina
$42,790
Mississippi
$39,380
Indiana
$38,130
Georgia
$36,020
Puerto Rico
$29,750


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