How Much do Corrections Officers Make in Colorado?

Do corrections officers in Colorado make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Colorado corrections officers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in Colorado earn an average of $51,880 a year, equivalent to $24.94 an hour.

This is 3% more than corrections officers nationwide, but it is 10% less than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Colorado Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $34.20 $71,140
75th $28.12 $58,500
50th $22.76 $47,340
25th $20.99 $43,650
10th $20.01 $41,630
Colorado Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Colorado Springs $28.22 $58,690
Denver $28.16 $58,580
Pueblo $23.76 $49,420
Colorado Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $24.94 $51,880
2018 $24.34 $50,620
2017 $22.87 $47,570
2015 $22.33 $46,440
2014 $22.69 $47,190
2013 $22.72 $47,270
2012 $22.36 $46,500
2011 $21.63 $45,000