How you are trained and paid in as a Prison officer  England

Your pay depends on where you work in England and Wales, and your weekly shift hours.

You will start on a 37 hour contract until your initial training is complete. After this you can choose to increase your hours to 39 or 41 hours a week.

You can also earn more if overtime is available in your prison.

Example starting salary for a 39 hour week (including 17% unsocial hours allowance)
Inner London £32,044*
Outer London  £30,461 – £32,461*
East of England £27,427*
North Wales £27,427*
South and South East £27,427 – £30,927*
South West £27,427*
Other locations £24,427

In Ghana

A Prison Officer in Ghana  receives an average of  Ghc 2,500 thus 327.42 United States Dollar a month. Salaries range from 1,1500 GHc (lowest) to 3,500 GHc (highest).

Experience count in this kind of field, the more years of service the more your salary.

In terms of academic qualification

WASSCE OR SHS Recruit receives a minimum of GHc 1500 aside their allowances

Degree Recruits thus Offices receives GHc 2, 300 Average.

A Prison Officer with less than 2 years of experience  1,500 to 2, 500 GHc a month. With more years and experience you earn almost 50% more than those with less years of experience.


Mode of application into Ghana Prison Services

Applicant must:

Be a Ghanaian.

Be of good character and without any criminal record.

Must be ready to work under pressure.



How much does a Correctional Officer  make in the United States? The average Correctional Officer, Sr. salary in the United States is $55,294 as of March 29, 2022, but the range typically falls between $49,083 and $61,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.

In Nigeria

A person working as a Prison Officer in Nigeria typically earns around 150,000 NGN per month equivalent to

358.91 United States Dollar  . Salaries range from 80,800 NGN (lowest) $193.33 to 226,000 NGN (highest) $ 540.76.

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Prison Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location

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