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Correctional Officer Salary

The 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.

 

Full-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2021

Full-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title *Monthly Salary **Maximum Security Salary Months
of Employment
CO I $3,019.84 $3,110.44 0 to 2
CO II $3,107.98 $3,201.22 3 to 6
CO III $3,191.86 $3,287.62 7 to 12
CO IV $3,284.27 $3,382.80 13 to 24
CO IV $3,382.52 $3,484.00 25 to 36
CO IV $3,480.77 $3,585.19 37 to 72
CO V $3,720.17 $3,831.78 73+<

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

**Correctional staff working on maximum-security facilities will receive an additional 3% as maximum-security differential (MSD) pay. Maximum-Security Facilities: Allred, Beto, Clements, Coffield, Connally, Darrington, Ellis, Estelle, Ferguson, Hughes, Lewis, McConnell, Michael, Montford, Polunsky, Robertson, Scott, Skyview, Smith, Stiles, Telford, Wainwright, Wynne

A veteran who has completed at least two years active military service and been discharged under honorable conditions, or an applicant who has earned an associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited college will start as a Correctional Officer IV, pay level 4, $3,284.27 per month. Regular promotions within the career path continue, progressing to $3,720.17 at 61 months of TDCJ service.

A CO applicant with prior government correctional custody or law enforcement experience within the 36-month period preceding date of hire shall be hired at a pay level corresponding with the months of service if dates of employment are verified by former employer and the applicant left employer in good standing.

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

 

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2021

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.

Part-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title *Monthly Salary **Maximum Security Salary Months
of Employment
CO I $3,019.84 $3,110.44 0 to 2
CO II $1,553.99 $1,600.61 3 to 6
CO III $1,595.93 $1,643.81 7 to 12
CO IV $1,642.14 $1,691.40 13+

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

**Correctional staff working on maximum-security facilities will receive an additional 3% as maximum-security differential (MSD) pay. Maximum-Security Facilities: Allred, Beto, Clements, Coffield, Connally, Darrington, Ellis, Estelle, Ferguson, Hughes, Lewis, McConnell, Michael, Montford, Polunsky, Robertson, Scott, Skyview, Smith, Stiles, Telford, Wainwright, Wynne

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 $3,019.84. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,553.99.

Links of Interest

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Page updated: 09/01/2021