How Much do Corrections Officers Make in Virginia?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in Virginia earn an average of $42,380 a year, equivalent to $20.37 an hour.

This is 15% less than corrections officers nationwide and 25% less than the typical Virginia worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Virginia Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $28.29 $58,850
75th $22.70 $47,210
50th $18.37 $38,210
25th $16.86 $35,080
10th $15.73 $32,730
Virginia Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Blacksburg $18.64 $38,760
Charlottesville $17.17 $35,710
Lynchburg $17.94 $37,310
Richmond $19.98 $41,560
Roanoke $20.55 $42,740
Virginia Beach $21.14 $43,970
Waynesboro $18.49 $38,460
Winchester $21.92 $45,600
Virginia Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $20.37 $42,380
2018 $20.12 $41,860
2017 $19.33 $40,200
2016 $19.09 $39,720
2015 $18.28 $38,030
2014 $19.34 $40,220
2013 $19.10 $39,730
2012 $18.90 $39,320
2011 $18.51 $38,490