Supervisors of Correctional Officers

General Information

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government87.41%
  2. Federal government10.02%
  3. Private, for profit2.42%
  4. Private, not for profit0.15%

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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$60,910

Military salary*

$55,737

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$114,360
$40,760
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 58%
  • Associate's degree 22%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Some college 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Law and Government
  • Computers and Electronics

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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