In February 2023, SCDC raised the salary for security officers across the board. Starting correctional officers can now earn between $39,140 and $49,140 their first year, plus a $7,500 sign-on bonus and the ability to earn overtime.
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Thank you to the S.C. General Assembly and Gov. Henry McMaster for approving the raises.
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Safety, Service, Stewardship
The mission of the South Carolina Department of Corrections is: Safety--we will protect the public, our employees,
and our inmates. Service--we will provide rehabilitation and self-improvement opportunities for inmates. Stewardship--we will
promote professional excellence, fiscal responsibility, and self-sufficiency.
*** SCDC implements new classification system ***Food Grades
We've proudly added S.C. DHEC food safety inspection reports to our website, with a recent report for each location.
South Carolina Expenditures by State Agency
To view how the Department of Corrections is
spending your tax dollars, click on the links below.
SC State Spending Transparency
SC State Agency Annual Spending Transparency
SC State Agency Monthly Detailed Spending Transparency
Report of Fines and Fees pursuant to Proviso 117.70
Procurement Card Report pursuant to Proviso 117.83
The South Carolina Department of Corrections is an equal opportunity employer. CLICK HERE to learn more about a career at SCDC or call us at 803-896-1649 and ask for a recruiter.