Correctional Service Officers Salary Canada

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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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Supervising prisoners’ daily routine
›› Observing the behaviour of prisoners
›› Preparing reports relating to prisoners
›› Escorting prisoners in transit and during temporary leaves
Comparison with employment group

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.

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