Correctional officers and jailers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities industry. The average yearly wage for Correctional officers and jailers was $51,624 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Correctional officers and jailers by wage are Other education, training, & library workers, Loan interviewers & clerks, and Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers.
Correctional officers and jailers are part of the Protective service occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers, Firefighters, and 13 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Correctional officers and jailers are Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, Clinton, Franklin, Essex & Hamilton Counties PUMA, NY, and Heart of Texas COG (Outside McLennan County) & Navarro County PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Correctional officers and jailers are Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, Florence Town, Eloy (Northeast) & Coolidge Cities PUMA, AZ, and Clinton, Franklin, Essex & Hamilton Counties PUMA, NY.