Career Salaries for Detention Officers

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Detention officers have a range of salaries, and they usually start around $30,000 a year. Find out about the opportunities for advancement for detention officers with help from a business professor in this free video on salaries.

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Hello my name is John Niemira and I wanted to talk to you about career salaries for detention officers. Detention officers is a great profession, salaries are ranging depending where you work and what you're doing. Some of the educational needs first of all are some are coming in with associates degrees, some even less, some even bachelors and criminal justice field. Their salaries are starting depending on their experience and their location in the country, maybe somewhere around 30 to 32,000 dollars a year as a full time starting salary. There is a great deal of room for guards, for the guard profession, their advancement is a great opportunity for advancement in the field. It's a field that's expanding now. Many, many new prisons are opening all over the country and the salaries range widely depending on your education, your experience, where you're going to work and of course what kind of organization you're going to work for. You can work for county, state or even private organizations. For any more information on this topic or any other business topic, you can contact me directly at my e-mail,


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