Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers



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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 56022$22.63/hr$17.36/hr$19.70/hr$22.19/hr$24.67/hr$29.09/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration4,840$25.47/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$21.28/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$22.95/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 220$25.41/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 240$25.64/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 310$23.16/hr-12.6%
Northwest Balance of State 340$22.50/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 400$25.76/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 430$26.29/hr-0.8%
Northeast Minnesota 430$26.28/hr-10.6%
Northwest Minnesota 560$22.19/hr-5.9%
Southeast Balance of State 750$24.97/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 870$25.54/hr-5.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,770$27.10/hr-7.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,570$26.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,860$25.45/hrN/A


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Police and Sheriff?s Patrol Officers 9,820$35.65/hr7.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 450$39.66/hr-6.1%
Transit and Railroad Police N/A$36.46/hrN/A


  • Monitor conduct of prisoners in housing unit, or during work or recreational activities, according to established policies, regulations, and procedures, to prevent escape or violence.
  • Assign duties to inmates, providing instructions as needed.
  • Inspect conditions of locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates at correctional facilities to ensure security and help prevent escapes.
  • Counsel inmates and respond to legitimate questions, concerns, and requests.
  • Serve meals, distribute commissary items, and dispense prescribed medication to prisoners.
  • Conduct fire, safety, and sanitation inspections.
  • Provide to supervisors oral and written reports of the quality and quantity of work performed by inmates, inmate disturbances and rule violations, and unusual occurrences.
  • Record information, such as prisoner identification, charges, and incidences of inmate disturbance, and keep daily logs of prisoner activities.
  • Conduct head counts to ensure that each prisoner is present.
  • Use nondisciplinary tools and equipment, such as a computer.