At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$37,337
Local Jobs
1,066
Regional Salary
$37,704
Correctional Officers and Jailers

Occupation Profile

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.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$37,337

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

1,066

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$37,704

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Coastal Bend College
Correctional Science
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L1 25 Some Yes

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
bowen@coastalbend.edu
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
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