Correctional Officers and Jailers

in Massachusetts

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Occupation Projection for Correctional Officers and Jailers

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
333012  Correctional Officers and Jailers 6,200 5,713 -487 -7.85 % 210 268 -49 429 High school diploma or equivalent 

Correctional Officers and Jailers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    5,590  90 % 5,130  90 % -460  -8 % $65,930
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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