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Correctional Officer Salary

$2,000 Recruiting Bonus for new COsThe table below contains salary information for full-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level.

Starting salary may also be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.

View additional information regarding the $4,000 Recruiting Bonus at select units.

 

Full-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2015

Full-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title *Monthly Salary Months
of Employment
CO I $2,695.55 0 to 2
CO II $2,853.45 3 to 8
CO III $3,019.84 9 to 14
CO III $3,191.86 15 to 30
CO IV $3,284.27 31 to 42
CO IV $3,378.87 43 to 54
CO IV $3,480.77 55 to 90
CO V $3,587.45 91+

*Salary rates may differ for return-to-work retirees who are not ERS contributors.

View TDCJ Corrections as a Career and the salary schedule for CO Supervisors.

 

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2015

The table below contains salary information for part-time Correctional Officers at each level of the career ladder. Links are also provided to the job description for each level. Starting salary may be higher if you have a Bachelor's degree or two years active military service. See accelerated career ladder.

Part-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title *Monthly Salary Months
of Employment
CO I $2,695.55 0 to 2
CO II $1,426.72 3 to 8
CO III $1,509.92 9 to 14
CO III $1,595.93 15+

*Salary rates may differ for return-to-work retirees who are not ERS contributors.

Note: New part-time Correctional Officers attend the Training Academy for 6 weeks and on-the-job training at their unit of assignment for 2 weeks on a full-time basis. During this period, officers receive $2,695.55 or $2,629.80 per month for officers who are return-to-work retirees. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,426.72 or $1,391.93 per month if the officer is a return-to-work retiree.

Links of Interest

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