Firstline supervisors of correctional officers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
47.6k
Average Age
44.8
Estimated Job Growth
−7.8%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$62,514
Average Male Salary
$65,297
Average Female Salary
$55,111

About

Firstline supervisors of correctional officers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers was $62,514 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of correctional officers by wage are Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Pumping station operators, and Athletes and sports competitors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of correctional officers are Tucson City (Far Southeast) & Sahuarita Town PUMA, AZ, Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL, and Walton, Washington, Holmes & Bay Counties PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers are Tucson City (Far Southeast) & Sahuarita Town PUMA, AZ, Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL, and Jefferson, Grant & Arkansas (Northwest) Counties PUMA, AR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Firstline supervisors of correctional officers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, by average wage, is Other administrative & other support services. Firstline supervisors of correctional officers are paid most in Inland Region PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Tucson City (Far Southeast) & Sahuarita Town PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,514
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,854

In 2020, Firstline supervisors of correctional officers earned an average of $62,514, $6,560 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Athletes and sports competitors make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of correctional officers while Aircraft mechanics & service technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Firstline supervisors of correctional officers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.266
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Firstline supervisors of correctional officers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.266, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, by average wage, are Other administrative & other support services, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

47.6k
2020 Workforce
± 5,355
−9.33%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.1%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of correctional officers has been declining at a rate of −9.33%, from 52,495 people in 2019 to 47,595 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers at  95.8%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 1.37% and National security & international affairs with 1.05%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Firstline supervisors of correctional officers in the US. The average age of male Firstline supervisors of correctional officers in the workforce is 44.2 and of female Firstline supervisors of correctional officers is 46.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

34.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,566
13k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,800

72.7% of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

63.6% of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.9% of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers.

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Age by Sex

44.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.42
46.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.19

The median age of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 2.04 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Firstline supervisors of correctional officers hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firstline supervisors of correctional officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firstline supervisors of correctional officers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firstline supervisors of correctional officers need more than the average amount of Management of Personnel Resources, Coordination, and Persuasion.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers are expected to see a growth of −7.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers.
−7.8%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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