Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers

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Total Workforce
400k
Average Age
40
Average Salary
$49,251
Average Male Salary
$51,622
Average Female Salary
$43,123

About

Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers was $49,251 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers by wage are Postal service mail carriers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Clinton, Franklin, Essex & Hamilton Counties PUMA, NY, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, and Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Florence Town, Eloy (Northeast) & Coolidge Cities PUMA, AZ, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, and Clinton, Franklin, Essex & Hamilton Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are paid most in Fullerton & Placentia Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Florence Town, Eloy (Northeast) & Coolidge Cities PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,251
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,079

In 2017, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers earned an average of $49,251, $4,637 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Security & fire alarm systems installers make somewhat more than Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers while Postal service mail carriers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.274
WAGE GINI

In 2017, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.274, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers (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 Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Executive offices & legislative bodies, and National security & international affairs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Other administrative & other support services, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

400k
2017 Workforce
± 15,503
-3.62%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.64%

The number of people employed as Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers has been declining at a rate of -3.62%, from 414,811 people in 2016 to 399,807 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers at  97.1%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 1.13% and National security & international affairs with 0.739%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers in the US. The average age of male Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers in the workforce is 39.9 and of female Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

288k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 13,169
112k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,196

72.1% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.2% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.8% of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers.

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Age by Gender

39.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.566
40.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.88

The median age of Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers is 40, and Male employees are generally 0.294 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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