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Protective Service Occupations

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Correctional Officers and Jailers

Detailed Occupation Description:
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.

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Wage Information for Correctional Officers and Jailers, 2016:

Wage Level Statewide
Entry $16.93 $35,210
Average $20.8 $43,270
Experienced $22.74 $47,300

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