Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Correctional Officers and Jailers (33-3012)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 1283 1243 -3.12 48 63 107
United States 434300 402900 0.0 15900 21000 33800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 25.16 15.78 18.24 22.79 30.43 39.39
Alaska 32.20 23.23 27.25 31.27 37.39 41.77
Balance of State 34.01 23.89 27.50 33.49 39.17 46.68

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.