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Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Supervisors of correctional officers oversee and coordinate the activities of correctional officers and jailers. They maintain security and inmate accountability in order to prevent assaults, escapes and disturbances. They ensure the rules and regulations are enforced. Correctional officer supervisors also make sure that correctional officers monitor the inmates' activities and oversee the inmates' work assignments.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain order, discipline and security in assigned areas
  • Enforce institutional policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Perform and check periodic inmate counts
  • Oversee correctional officers
  • Instruct employees and provide on-the-job training
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Supervise and perform searches on inmates and their living quarters to locate contraband items
  • Monitor the behavior of subordinates to ensure they are behaving properly
  • Complete administrative paperwork and supervise the preparation and maintenance of reports, records and forms

Job Characteristics

Supervisors of correctional officers usually have to meet standards of physical fitness, hearing and eyesight. Many jurisdictions utilize standard tests in order to determine if candidates are suitable to work in a correctional setting. Good judgement and the ability to think and act quickly are very important for the occupation.

Working in correctional institutions can be stressful and hazardous. Correctional officer supervisors are at risk for injuries. Some correctional facilities are well lit, well ventilated and temperature-controlled, whereas other correctional institutions are hot, noisy and overcrowded.

Employment Outlook

Employment growth for first-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be 9 percent from 2008 to 2018 which is as fast as the average for all occupations. An increase in demand for correctional officers and correctional officer supervisors will occur due to population growth and rising rates of incarceration.

The median annual earnings for first-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers in 2008 was $57,380. The highest paid 10 percent earned more than $86,970.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Correctional officer supervisors typically receive most of their training on the job. All agencies require correctional officer supervisors to have a high school diploma and some agencies require some college coursework or related work experience. Most correctional officer supervisors began their careers as correctional officers.

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Major Employers

The primary employers are state and local governments in correctional institutions including prisons, youth correctional facilities and prison camps. The Federal government also employs supervisors of correctional officers.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Supervisors Of Correctional Officers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Montgomery 90 $57,290
Hoover 60 $57,580
Birmingham 60 $57,580
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 790 $53,680
Mesa 790 $53,680
Phoenix 790 $53,680
Tucson 210 $50,130
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pine Bluff 60 $50,990
Conway 40 $37,800
Little Rock 40 $37,800
North Little Rock 40 $37,800
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Ontario 650 $89,090
Riverside 650 $89,090
San Bernardino 650 $89,090
Bakersfield 560 $88,250
Fresno 180 $87,910
Oakland 180 $90,350
Hayward 180 $90,350
San Francisco 180 $90,350
Long Beach 160 $87,950
Los Angeles 160 $87,950
Anaheim 160 $87,950
San Diego 140 $89,450
Carlsbad 140 $89,450
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 150 $73,340
Aurora 150 $73,340
Denver 150 $73,340
Pueblo 60 $67,480
Colorado Springs 30 $66,120
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 380 $82,780
West Palm Beach 380 $82,780
Miami 380 $82,780
Brent 100 $51,470
Pensacola 100 $51,470
Ferry Pass 100 $51,470
Sanford 100 $56,850
Kissimmee 100 $56,850
Orlando 100 $56,850
Jacksonville 100 $68,550
The Villages 90 $66,370
Tampa 80 $80,530
Clearwater 80 $80,530
St. Petersburg 80 $80,530
Sarasota 60 $79,810
Bradenton 60 $79,810
North Port 60 $79,810
Panama City 40 $47,790
Fort Walton Beach 40 $48,430
Crestview 40 $48,430
Destin 40 $48,430
Deltona 40 $59,830
Ormond Beach 40 $59,830
Daytona Beach 40 $59,830
Gainesville 30 $48,540
Titusville 30 $63,700
Palm Bay 30 $63,700
Melbourne 30 $63,700
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Savannah 50 $31,230
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 190 $46,240
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 410 $37,660
Carmel 410 $37,660
Indianapolis 410 $37,660
Terre Haute 130 $40,820
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cedar Rapids 30 $65,540
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 60 $46,020
Topeka 50 $48,860
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 80 $52,970
Lexington 80 $52,970
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 560 $54,000
Metairie 70 $36,850
New Orleans 70 $36,850
Lake Charles 40 $42,100
Thibodaux N/A $51,880
Houma N/A $51,880
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 50 $42,640
Portland 50 $42,640
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 1230 $56,480
Columbia 1230 $56,480
Baltimore 1230 $56,480
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 160 $61,840
Dearborn 160 $61,840
Detroit 160 $61,840
Jackson 140 $63,530
Wyoming 70 $63,530
Grand Rapids 70 $63,530
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 180 $38,090
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 40 $58,080
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 130 $46,870
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 170 $97,060
Henderson 170 $97,060
Las Vegas 170 $97,060
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bridgeton 110 $107,040
Vineland 110 $107,040
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 130 $49,120
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 230 $76,110
Niagara Falls 160 $77,820
Buffalo 160 $77,820
Cheektowaga 160 $77,820
Rome 160 $79,440
Utica 160 $79,440
Schenectady 130 $73,710
Albany 130 $73,710
Troy 130 $73,710
Glens Falls 80 $77,680
Syracuse 40 $55,940
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 140 $42,000
Morganton 60 $39,200
Lenoir 60 $39,200
Hickory 60 $39,200
Salem 60 $46,570
Winston 60 $46,570
Chapel Hill 60 $55,410
Durham 60 $55,410
High Point 60 $58,140
Greensboro 60 $58,140
Fayetteville 50 $45,350
New Bern 40 $39,830
Rocky Mount 30 $40,400
Wilmington 30 $43,680
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 90 $50,460
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cleveland 120 $59,010
Elyria 120 $59,010
Columbus 110 $66,780
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 260 $50,820
Tulsa 60 $47,180
Lawton 30 $47,440
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barre 90 $72,860
Hazleton 90 $72,860
Wilkes 90 $72,860
Scranton 90 $72,860
Pittsburgh 90 $73,490
Carlisle 80 $76,020
Harrisburg 80 $76,020
Reading 30 $64,170
Erie 30 $73,500
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mauldin 70 $44,720
Anderson 70 $44,720
Greenville 70 $44,720
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 330 $44,010
Murfreesboro 330 $44,010
Davidson 330 $44,010
Nashville 330 $44,010
Knoxville 70 $43,150
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sugar Land 480 $41,160
The Woodlands 480 $41,160
Houston 480 $41,160
Fort Worth 270 $57,160
Arlington 270 $57,160
Dallas 270 $57,160
Temple 230 $41,160
Killeen 230 $41,160
Port Arthur 160 $43,200
Beaumont 160 $43,200
New Braunfels 140 $43,510
San Antonio 140 $43,510
Austin 100 $47,240
Round Rock 100 $47,240
Abilene 80 $41,160
Edinburg 50 $43,180
Mission 50 $43,180
McAllen 50 $43,180
Waco 50 $43,190
El Paso 50 $45,370
College Station 40 $44,050
Bryan 40 $44,050
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 170 $62,880
Clearfield 50 $61,210
Ogden 50 $61,210
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 540 $47,000
Charlottesville 150 $44,020
Waynesboro 70 $45,360
Staunton 70 $45,360
Roanoke 60 $60,250
Lynchburg 50 $45,430
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 320 $68,660
Seattle 320 $68,660
Tacoma 320 $68,660
Kennewick 90 $51,580
Richland 90 $51,580
Spokane Valley 80 $56,960
Spokane 80 $56,960
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 140 $64,610
Waukesha 140 $64,610
Milwaukee 140 $64,610
Madison 80 $63,650
Eau Claire 40 $61,900

Most Popular Industries for :
Supervisors Of Correctional Officers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Government 39,420 96% $57,820
Office Services And Staffing 1,260 3% $40,380
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