How much does a Correctional Officer make?

Updated 1 Jun 2021
A$79,242 /yr
Average Base Pay

109 salaries

A$63K

Low

A$79K

Average

A$107K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Correctional Officer is $79,242 in Australia. Filter by location to see Correctional Officer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 109 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Correctional Officer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Correctional OfficerA$79,242 /yr
L3
Senior Correctional OfficerA$94,777 /yr
L4
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A$88,000

per year

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A$69,203

per year

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ACT Public Service Health Directorate
3.4

ACT Public Service Health Directorate

Correctional Officer

A$83,605

 /yr
Range: A$63K - A$111K
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A$63K

A$111K

A$62,884 - A$111,230 Range

ACT Auditor-General's Office
4

ACT Auditor-General's Office

Correctional Officer

A$83,605

 /yr
Range: A$63K - A$111K

A$63K

A$111K

A$62,884 - A$111,230 Range

ACT Public Service Justice and Community Safety Directorate
3.4

ACT Public Service Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Correctional Officer

A$83,605

 /yr
Range: A$63K - A$111K

A$63K

A$111K

A$62,884 - A$111,230 Range

ACT Public Service Treasury Directorate
4.6

ACT Public Service Treasury Directorate

Correctional Officer

A$83,605

 /yr
Range: A$63K - A$111K

A$63K

A$111K

A$62,884 - A$111,230 Range

Cultural Facilities Corp.
3.7

Cultural Facilities Corp.

Correctional Officer

A$83,605

 /yr
Range: A$63K - A$111K

A$63K

A$111K

A$62,884 - A$111,230 Range

State of Victoria Department of Justice and Community Safety
3.7

State of Victoria Department of Justice and Community Safety

Correctional Officer

A$64,966

 /yr
Range: A$56K - A$74K

A$56K

A$74K

A$56,306 - A$73,500 Range

Government of South Australia
4.1

Government of South Australia

Correctional Officer

A$67,300

 /yr
Range: A$66K - A$88K

A$66K

A$88K

A$65,775 - A$87,586 Range

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Corrective Services NSW
3.1

Corrective Services NSW

Correctional Officer

A$87,698

 /yr
Range: A$65K - A$100K

A$65K

A$100K

A$65,460 - A$100,000 Range

Queensland Government
4

Queensland Government

Correctional Officer

A$70,793

 /yr
Range: A$57K - A$106K

A$57K

A$106K

A$57,277 - A$106,166 Range

The GEO Group Australia

Correctional Officer - Hourly

A$36

 /hr
Range: A$34 - A$40

A$34

A$40

A$34 - A$40 Range

State Government of Victoria
3.9

State Government of Victoria

Correctional Officer - Hourly

A$33

 /hr
Range: A$31 - A$33

A$31

A$33

A$31 - A$33 Range

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
4

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Correctional Officer - Hourly
About 

A$30 -A$53

 hourly

A$30

A$53

A$30 - A$53 Range

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
3.4

A$31

A$36

A$31 - A$36 Range

ACT Government
3.9

ACT Government

Correctional Officer
About 

A$72K -A$78K

A$72K

A$78K

A$71,840 - A$77,555 Range

Serco Group
3.3

Serco Group

Correctional Officer
About 

A$59K -A$65K

A$59K

A$65K

A$59,221 - A$64,572 Range

3.7

NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Correctional Officer - Hourly
About 

A$31 -A$33

 hourly

A$31

A$33

A$31 - A$33 Range

Corrective Services NSW
3.1

Corrective Services NSW

Correctional Officer - Contractor
About 

A$61K -A$66K

A$61K

A$66K

A$60,709 - A$66,453 Range

2.4

Box Hill Institute

Correctional Officer
About 

A$67K -A$72K

A$67K

A$72K

A$66,785 - A$72,278 Range

G4S Secure Solutions
3.2

G4S Secure Solutions

Correctional Officer
About 

A$50K -A$54K

A$50K

A$54K

A$49,502 - A$54,080 Range

The GEO Group
2.9

The GEO Group

Correctional Officer - Hourly
About 

A$34 -A$37

 hourly

A$34

A$37

A$34 - A$37 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Correctional Officer salaries

The average salary for a Correctional Officer is A$79,242 in Australia. Salaries estimates are based on 109 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Correctional Officer employees in Australia.

The highest salary for a Correctional Officer in Australia is A$106,870 per year.

The lowest salary for a Correctional Officer in Australia is A$62,554 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent correctional officer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$85,000
per year
A Community Corrections Officer in the Sydney Area area reported making $85,000 per year
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Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$32
hourly
A Court Officer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $32 per hour
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Melbourne Area area
Part-time
 
Government
$29
hourly
A Detention Officer in the Perth Area area reported making $29 per hour
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Perth Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$69,071
per year
A Detention Officer in the Sydney Area area reported making $69,071 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$32
hourly
A Court Officer in the Sydney Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
Sydney Area area
Part-time
 
Government
$74,000
per year
A Correctional Officer in the Brisbane Area area reported making $74,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$25,000
per year
A Detainee Custody Officer in the Sydney Area area reported making $25,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$74,440
per year
A Correctional Officer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $74,440 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
 
Full-time
Subsidiary or Business Segment