of more pay raises, W.Va. Corrections steps up recruiting
W.Va. – With several additional pay raises on the way, West
Virginia officials have organized a series of one-stop career events to recruit
correctional officers and staff.
All correctional employees will receive the
second of three annual $2,000 increase on July 1. That will bring the starting
salary of an entry-level correctional officer, for instance, to $28,664.
Gov. Jim Justice also secured a 5 percent
raise for all state employees in his successful 2019-2020 budget proposal. That
means a $2,370 boost for potential recruits – if they join the state payroll by
Correctional employees will receive
another $2,000 raise on July 1, 2020, for an annual hiring rate of $30,664. Accompanying
these multiple raises is a revamped career advancement path. The benefits
package for starting officers, meanwhile, is around $13,776 and includes comprehensive
indemnity health insurance, term life insurance, and an outstanding defined
benefit pension plan.
One Stop Career Events (each is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.):
March 30: Elkins Workforce WV Office, 1023
North Randolph Ave.
April 6: Salem Army National Guard Armory, 2265 W. Main Street, Salem (changed from Clarksburg Workforce WV Office)
April 13: South Central Regional Jail, 1001
Centre Way, Charleston.
Additional events will be announced for