DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers
Occupational 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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 8 - Southwest||140||10||$17.35/hr||$0.33/hr||$14.63/hr||$15.78/hr||$17.32/hr||$18.73/hr||$21.20/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers||240||$22.22/hr||N/A|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators||20||$29.14/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Correctional Officers and Jailers
- Monitors conduct of prisoners, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.
- Records information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance.
- Guards facility entrance to screen visitors.
- Serves meals and distributes commissary items to prisoners.
- Takes prisoner into custody and escorts to locations within and outside of facility, such as visiting room, courtroom, or airport.
- Inspects locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facility, to prevent escape.
- Uses weapons, handcuffs, and physical force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners.
- Searches prisoners, cells, and vehicles for weapons, valuables, or drugs.