Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers

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Total Workforce

400k

Average Age

40

Estimated Job Growth

-7.45%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$49,251

Average Male Salary

$51,622

Average Female Salary

$43,123

About

Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers was $49,251 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers by wage are Postal service mail carriers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Clinton, Franklin, Essex & Hamilton Counties PUMA, NY, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, and Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Florence Town, Eloy (Northeast) & Coolidge Cities PUMA, AZ, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, and Clinton, Franklin, Essex & Hamilton Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are paid most in Fullerton & Placentia Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Florence Town, Eloy (Northeast) & Coolidge Cities PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,251

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,079

In 2017, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers earned an average of $49,251, $2,814 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Security & fire alarm systems installers make somewhat more than Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers while Postal service mail carriers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.274

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.274, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Executive offices & legislative bodies, and National security & international affairs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Other administrative & other support services, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

400k

2017 Workforce

± 15,503

-3.62%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.64%

The number of people employed as Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers has been declining at a rate of -3.62%, from 414,811 people in 2016 to 399,807 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers at  97.1%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 1.13% and National security & international affairs with 0.739%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers in the US. The average age of male Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers in the workforce is 39.9 and of female Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is White.

Gender Composition

288k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,169

112k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 8,196

72.1% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

68.3% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.2% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Age by Gender

39.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.566

40.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.88

The median age of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is 40, and Male employees are generally 0.294 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are expected to see a growth of -7.45% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-7.45%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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