Prison Guard Salary


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National Prison Guard Salary Information

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The average yearly salary for Prison Guard is $32,300. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Prison Guard, you could expect a starting pay rate of $26,600 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $38,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Prison Guard Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Prison Guard Salary

$25,840 - $38,760

Starting Yearly Prison Guard Salary

$21,280 - $31,920

Top Yearly Prison Guard Salary

$30,400 - $45,600

Monthly Prison Guard Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Prison Guard Salary

$2,153 - $3,230

Starting Monthly Prison Guard Salary

$1,773 - $2,660

Top Monthly Prison Guard Salary

$2,533 - $3,800

Hourly Prison Guard Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Prison Guard Salary

$12 - $17

Starting Hourly Prison Guard Salary

$10 - $14

Top Hourly Prison Guard Salary

$14 - $20


Prison Guard Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Prison Guard age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 74% of Prison Guard are male in the United States, and 26% of the Prison Guard are female in the United States.

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