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Have you ever thought about becoming a Correctional Officer?

Welcome to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) where we believe in recognizing and valuing the hard work and dedication of our exceptional correctional officers. We are committed to providing a competitive salary structure for our valued employees. As a testament to our unwavering support for the professional growth and well-being of our staff and ensuring their efforts are rewarded in a meaningful way, we are excited to announce a 15% pay increase for all correctional officers. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is a family that supports and uplifts each other, celebrates all victories, and provides support during challenging times. Together, we create a sense of belonging, trust, and camaraderie that extends beyond the workplace, fostering a warm and united family atmosphere.

The TDCJ has over 100 prison units throughout the state and employs approximately 20,000 Correctional Officers. If you want a good paying job with benefits, stability, promotion opportunities, and the chance to perform challenging and important work, a Correctional Officer position may be for you. With so many units around the state, you will have a good chance of working in the area of your choice.



Correctional Officer Salary

The TDCJ is dedicated to recognizing and valuing the hard work of its Correctional Officers. To demonstrate their commitment, they implemented a 15% pay increase for all correctional officers. The department fosters a supportive and united family atmosphere, celebrating victories and providing assistance during challenging times. Their focus on professional growth and well-being ensures that employees are rewarded in a meaningful way.


Find more about full-time and part-time Correctional Officer salaries here




Recruiting Events

We're always involved with recruiting events across the state of Texas to connect you with your new career. We have recruiters in the following areas ready to help you:

Beeville
965 Ofstie St.
Beeville, Texas
(361) 362-6515

Huntsville
2 Financial Plaza Ste 101
Huntsville, Texas
(936) 437-3250

Plainview
304 West 6th St
Plainview, Texas
(806) 296-4525

E-mail co4tx@tdcj.texas.gov or call today to schedule an interview.


Find an event near you!



Correctional Officer Benefits

  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave & Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan
  • Group Life and Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Free Meals While on Duty
  • Uniforms and Equipment are Furnished
  • Laundry of Uniforms is Furnished at No Cost

Find more of our benefits here!