Bailiffs

General Information

Description

Maintain order in courts of law.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government86.63%
  2. Federal government10.70%
  3. Private, for profit2.67%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of correctional officers and bailiffs is projected to decline 7 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 35,700 openings for correctional officers and bailiffs are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,000

State-by-state Salary

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$71,770
$23,700
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 39%
  • Associate's degree 33%
  • Post-secondary certificate 20%
  • Less than high school 5%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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