How Much do Corrections Officers Make in Georgia?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in Georgia earn an average of $34,320 a year, equivalent to $16.50 an hour.

This is 32% less than corrections officers nationwide and 31% less than the typical Georgia worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Georgia Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $19.89 $41,360
75th $18.27 $38,000
50th $16.44 $34,190
25th $14.39 $29,920
10th $12.71 $26,430
Georgia Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $14.40 $29,940
Athens $15.89 $33,050
Atlanta $18.07 $37,580
Augusta $18.55 $38,580
Brunswick $16.37 $34,050
Columbus $16.26 $33,830
Dalton $16.68 $34,690
Macon $16.54 $34,400
Savannah $16.88 $35,120
Valdosta $16.85 $35,060
Warner Robins $17.07 $35,510
Georgia Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $16.50 $34,320
2018 $16.49 $34,290
2017 $16.33 $33,960
2016 $15.24 $31,690
2015 $14.26 $29,650
2014 $13.91 $28,920
2013 $14.03 $29,180
2012 $14.32 $29,790
2011 $14.61 $30,390