How Much do Corrections Officers Make in Kentucky?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in Kentucky earn an average of $35,640 a year, equivalent to $17.14 an hour.

This is 29% less than corrections officers nationwide and 19% less than the typical Kentucky worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Kentucky Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $26.51 $55,140
75th $19.19 $39,910
50th $15.90 $33,070
25th $13.10 $27,250
10th $11.05 $22,980
Kentucky Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bowling Green $15.30 $31,820
Lexington $18.91 $39,330
Louisville $17.34 $36,080
Kentucky Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $17.14 $35,640
2018 $17.28 $35,940
2017 $16.91 $35,160
2016 $16.55 $34,430
2015 $15.59 $32,420
2014 $15.39 $32,000
2013 $14.80 $30,780
2012 $14.50 $30,160
2011 $13.98 $29,070