Corrections Officer Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

Demand is high for correctional officers. Longer prison sentences and changes to parole laws have led to this increased need for correctional officers. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, in 2006, $35,760 was the yearly median salary for these officers. Officers wanting to work at federal prisons and earn more pay must earn a bachelor's degree.

In 2006, court reporters earned median salaries of $45,610. Those in the 50 percentile made between $33,160-61,530 annually. The bottom 10 percentile made a little less than $23,430 while the top 10 percentile made more than $77,770 annually. During 2006, court reporters working for municipal governments earned median salaries of $45,080 while those specializing in business support earned median salaries of $41,720.

The way court reporters are paid is dependent on their company, job title, and the type of certifications they have earned. Those working in courts earn a base salary and get a fee for every page they produce. To earn more money, reporters earning salaries perform freelance work when they have extra time.

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,,

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