Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers

Detailed Occupation

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2017 Workforce
424k
Average Age
40.1
Average Salary
$48,375
Average Male Salary
$50,456
Average Female Salary
$42,744

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 $48,375 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers by wage are Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Agricultural inspectors.

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

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 Elementary & secondary schools. Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are paid most in New Springville & South Beach PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,375
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,059

In 2017, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers earned an average of $48,375, $7,579 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Agricultural inspectors make somewhat more than Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers while Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians 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

0.278
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.278, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by average wage, are Elementary & secondary schools, Administration of economic programs & space research, and Public finance activities.

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Industries by Share

424k
2017 Workforce
± 15,966
−1.52%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.38%

The number of people employed as Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers has been declining at a rate of −1.52%, from 430,705 people in 2016 to 424,160 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  96.8%, followed by National security & international affairs with 1.41% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 0.805%.

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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 40.1 and of female Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

310k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 13,648
114k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,304

73% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

59.3% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.5% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

40.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.543
40.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.864

The median age of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 0.129 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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