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.

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
$51,800
($24/hour)
Middle:
$80,510
($38/hour)
Up to:
$84,080
($40/hour)
Average:
$73,320
($35/hour)

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
None

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers

 

Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.