Corrections Officer

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Corrections officers are responsible for the safe, secure and humane containment of prisoners. They manage prisoners' sentence plans and rehabilitation programmes to help reduce reoffending.


Corrections officers with one to three years’ experience usually earn

$47K-$55K per year

Senior corrections officers usually earn

$60K-$63K per year

Source: Department of Corrections.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a corrections officer are good in some regions due to a shortage of workers, but average in other regions where prison units are closing.

Last updated 26 November 2015