From the daily archives: Monday, February 6, 2012

According to the US Census Bureau, the median household income for Ohioans is $47,358. The national median is slightly higher: $51,914. (Note: per-capita income is $27,334)

Ohio’s Corrections Officers, however, start out making $34,008 per year and they max out at $41,350 with step increases.

You read that right: The MAXIMUM salary of an Ohio corrections officer is 20% below the national median household income.

The men and women who work at Ohio’s prisons are not, by any stretch of the imagination, overpaid. And considering the work they do, it would be very easy to make the […]

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