SOC Code 33-3012 - Correctional Officers and Jailers

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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.


SOC Code 33-3012 - Correctional Officers and Jailers is a a final level code of the “Protective Service Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 423,050 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $24.10 and average Annual Wage of $50,130.

Occupation Examples

  • Certified Detention Deputy
  • Convict Guard
  • Correction Officer
  • Correctional Guard
  • Correctional Sergeant
  • Detention Deputy
  • Detention Officer
  • Jail Guard
  • Juvenile Corrections Officer
  • Penal Officer
  • Prison Guard
  • Prison Officer

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