You first start out as a corrections officer earning $54,001 which goes up to $63,420 As you develop experience, leadership skills, and demonstrate willingness to be a role model and coach other officers, you may be able to apply move up the ranks to become a senior corrections officer.
Senior corrections officer
As a senior corrections officer, part of your responsibility is supervising and supporting other corrections officers working on the same shift as you. Salary range for this role is between $68,445 to $72,210.
We do recommend to be in the role for 12-18 months before applying for senior corrections officer role given that it takes time to learn and master our policies and procedures.
Principal corrections officer
Once you’re a senior corrections officer, you can then work towards applying to become a principal corrections officer. In this role, you’re responsible for managing a prison unit and team of staff to ensure a safe and secure environment that allows prisoners to take part in their rehabilitation activities. Salary range for this role is between $77,234 to $81,004
Again, principal corrections officers need to be good leaders and willing to coach others, but they also need to have really good decision-making skills and the ability to build up a strong team.