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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.

View additional information regarding the Recruiting Bonus at select units.

 

Full-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2019

Full-time Correctional Officer Salary
Title *Monthly Salary Months
of Employment
CO III $3,019.84 0 to 12
CO IV $3,284.27 13 to 36
CO IV $3,480.77 37 to 72
CO V $3,720.17 73+

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

A veteran who has completed at least two years active military service and been discharged under honorable conditions, or an applicant who has earned a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college will start as a Correctional Officer IV, pay level 2, $3,284.27 per month. Regular promotions within the career path continue, progressing to $3,720.17 at 61 months of TDCJ service.

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

 

Part-Time Correctional Officer Salary
Effective September 1, 2019

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 Months
of Employment
CO III $3,019.84 0 to 2
CO III $1,509.92 3 to 12
CO IV $1,642.14 13+

*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 $3,019.84. For any remaining part of the 2nd month of employment, the part-time salary is $1,509.92.

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Page updated: 02/02/2018