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Average Correctional Service Officer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Correctional Service Officers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4422.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: correctional service officer, prison guard, prison officer and correctional officers supervisor.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $37.26 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $26.89 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $75,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. The majority of job openings will be due to retirements.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Correctional Service Officers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||29.69||37.26||39.49||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||29.69||37.26||39.49||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||23.00||32.00||43.27||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||29.00||34.00||43.99||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||23.24||31.25||42.79||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||21.00||32.00||42.56||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||20.00||32.64||43.08||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||26.00||32.00||36.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||21.00||34.00||46.49||2018|
|London – Ontario||24.25||34.00||43.75||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||21.00||26.89||27.41||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||26.00||32.00||39.42||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||26.40||33.00||40.87||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for occupations in care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations, which includes correctional service officers is $24.36. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $818, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $43,000.