Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
457,550 0.5 % $20.57 $42,780 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.52 $14.97 $18.77 $25.25 $32.33
Annual Wage (2) $26,040 $31,140 $39,040 $52,530 $67,250


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 256,000 11.15 $21.00 $43,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 161,130 2.88 $20.06 $41,730
Facilities Support Services 22,990 17.11 $15.93 $33,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,090 0.79 $25.55 $53,140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 780 0.32 $22.69 $47,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Facilities Support Services 22,990 17.11 $15.93 $33,130
State Government (OES Designation) 256,000 11.15 $21.00 $43,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 161,130 2.88 $20.06 $41,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,090 0.79 $25.55 $53,140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 780 0.32 $22.69 $47,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,090 0.79 $25.55 $53,140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 780 0.32 $22.69 $47,190
State Government (OES Designation) 256,000 11.15 $21.00 $43,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 161,130 2.88 $20.06 $41,730
Facilities Support Services 22,990 17.11 $15.93 $33,130


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 49,250 4.88 1.36 $15.96 $33,190
California 44,120 3.15 0.88 $31.49 $65,500
New York 34,310 4.11 1.14 $27.15 $56,480
Florida 33,960 4.78 1.33 $19.09 $39,710
Pennsylvania 17,940 3.27 0.91 $21.90 $45,560




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 5,800 7.46 2.07 $15.43 $32,080
Louisiana 10,560 5.76 1.60 $16.19 $33,670
Arizona 13,400 5.66 1.57 $19.64 $40,850
Mississippi 5,620 5.25 1.46 $12.40 $25,790
Texas 49,250 4.88 1.36 $15.96 $33,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 11,340 3.01 0.84 $32.01 $66,590
California 44,120 3.15 0.88 $31.49 $65,500
New York 34,310 4.11 1.14 $27.15 $56,480
Nevada 2,760 2.48 0.69 $26.81 $55,760
Illinois 11,990 2.17 0.60 $24.86 $51,700

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,690 5.16 1.43 $20.16 $41,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,970 3.19 0.89 $16.14 $33,580
Bakersfield, CA 5,710 22.84 6.34 $32.07 $66,710
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,390 4.35 1.21 $21.76 $45,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,100 2.23 0.62 $23.35 $48,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,770 2.17 0.60 $16.47 $34,260
Albuquerque, NM 3,830 10.34 2.87 $15.50 $32,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,720 1.86 0.52 $17.52 $36,440
Richmond, VA 3,290 5.65 1.57 $17.35 $36,100
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,890 2.65 0.74 $22.41 $46,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cumberland, MD-WV 1,220 32.51 9.03 $20.95 $43,580
Bakersfield, CA 5,710 22.84 6.34 $32.07 $66,710
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 2,690 21.76 6.04 $15.21 $31,640
Salisbury, MD 900 17.38 4.83 $21.24 $44,180
Abilene, TX 1,060 17.10 4.75 $15.67 $32,600
Jefferson City, MO 1,190 16.58 4.61 $13.71 $28,510
Terre Haute, IN 900 13.59 3.77 $19.58 $40,730
Amarillo, TX 1,250 11.63 3.23 $15.97 $33,210
Pueblo, CO 630 11.43 3.17 $21.40 $44,520
Albuquerque, NM 3,830 10.34 2.87 $15.50 $32,240




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,040 2.12 0.59 $34.18 $71,100
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 1,320 6.16 1.71 $33.01 $68,660
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,880 3.51 0.97 $32.85 $68,320
Bakersfield, CA 5,710 22.84 6.34 $32.07 $66,710
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,530 2.66 0.74 $31.36 $65,230
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,840 3.68 1.02 $31.08 $64,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.08 0.02 $30.62 $63,680
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 220 1.34 0.37 $28.12 $58,490
Rochester, NY 1,980 4.10 1.14 $27.78 $57,770
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,630 1.70 0.47 $25.19 $52,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 6,600 47.85 13.29 $17.23 $35,850
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 5,020 18.30 5.08 $15.32 $31,860
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 4,060 21.81 6.06 $27.48 $57,170
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,490 14.49 4.02 $15.67 $32,590
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,480 29.53 8.20 $15.74 $32,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 1,900 97.21 27.00 $22.62 $47,050
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 3,290 60.87 16.91 $16.95 $35,260
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 6,600 47.85 13.29 $17.23 $35,850
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 2,580 38.11 10.59 $15.59 $32,430
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,320 32.59 9.05 $33.47 $69,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,320 32.59 9.05 $33.47 $69,610
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,790 28.53 7.93 $32.23 $67,050
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,130 12.02 3.34 $31.52 $65,550
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 4,060 21.81 6.06 $27.48 $57,170
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 970 29.67 8.24 $26.07 $54,220


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011