How Much do Corrections Officers Make in New York?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in New York earn an average of $66,000 a year, equivalent to $31.73 an hour.

This is 32% more than corrections officers nationwide and 3% more than the typical New York worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New York Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $45.54 $94,730
75th $37.41 $77,800
50th $30.89 $64,250
25th $25.15 $52,320
10th $21.59 $44,910
New York Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $24.62 $51,200
Buffalo $30.30 $63,030
Glens Falls $28.46 $59,190
New York $34.53 $71,830
Rochester $30.25 $62,920
Syracuse $26.28 $54,670
Utica $29.97 $62,330
New York Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $31.73 $66,000
2018 $31.01 $64,490
2017 $30.76 $63,990
2016 $30.41 $63,250
2015 $29.41 $61,160
2014 $31.04 $64,560
2013 $30.69 $63,840
2012 $29.39 $61,140
2011 $27.36 $56,900