Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of correctional officers is expected to grow gradually by 5 percent between 2010 and 2020. Increasing demand for correctional officers will stem from population growth and rising rates of incarceration.

Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, correctional officers start at almost $15 per hour and increase to $21 per hour with experience.