Pay and Benefits

Pay Ranges

Correctional Officer/Youth Correctional Officer

Range A = $3,788 (During Academy) 
Range J = $4,660 (After Academy)
Range K = $7,782 (Top of Pay Scale)

Youth Correctional Counselor

Range A = $3,788 (During Academy)
Range J = $5,100 (After Academy)
Range K = $8,525 (Top of pay scale)

Pay Bonus

CDCR offers a pay bonus in addition to your regular salary for the following institutions. If you would like to be eligible for this additional pay please indicate it during your selection process.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Sick and Vacation Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Recruitment Incentive
  • Recruitment and Retention Differential Pay
  • Bilingual Pay
  • Education incentive
  • 401 (k) Plan
  • 401 (k) Deferred Compensation


CalPERS Retirement – 2.5% at 57 years of age

For more information about benefits, please review the Contract for Bargaining Unit 6.