Correctional Officers and Jailers


Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Include deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.


2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Joplin MSA 60 13.10 9.05 15.12 27,240 18,830 31,450
St Louis MSA 1,960 17.13 11.71 19.84 35,620 24,350 41,260
Kansas City* 630 11.24 6.41 13.66 23,384 13,339 28,406
Central Region* 680 11.12 7.94 12.71 23,121 16,506 26,428
South Central Region* 50 13.58 9.25 15.75 28,253 19,242 32,759
Southeast Region* 220 10.60 7.16 12.32 22,055 14,894 25,636
Southwest Region* 60 13.10 9.05 15.12 27,243 18,833 31,447
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 100 13.38 10.91 14.62 27,835 22,684 30,410

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Kansas City MSA 1,710 1,890 180 10.53 59 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 2,160 2,360 200 9.26 72 Outstanding
Ozark Region* 540 610 70 12.96 21 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Corrections
Juvenile Corrections (NEW)
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other