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Correctional Officers and Jailers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $26.98
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Correctional Officers and Jailers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$20.03 $24.93 $32.21
Minnesota
$24.03 $26.98 $31.70
Central Minnesota
$24.72 $27.57 $32.36
Northeast Minnesota
$23.73 $26.98 $30.94
Northwest Minnesota
$23.04 $23.81 $28.13
Southeast Minnesota
$24.46 $26.98 $31.70
Southwest Minnesota
$22.38 $23.49 $28.47
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$25.42 $28.48 $32.56

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,050 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 4,300 new Correctional Officers and Jailers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Correctional Officers and Jailers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 418,500 388,500 -30,000 -7.2%
Minnesota 5,251 4,897 -354 -6.7%
Northwest Minnesota 498 473 -25 -5%
Southwest Minnesota 328 314 -14 -4.3%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.