As of June 30, 2012, the Florida Department of Corrections (DC) had a total of 23,525 employees which included 17,498 (74.4%) certified employees in institutions or probation/parole offices.
15,280 (87%) certified employees in institutions: 10,382 (67.9%) were Correctional Officers, 4,046 (26.5%) were Sergeants, 426 (2.8%) were Lieutenants, 298 (2.0%) were Captains, 85 (0.6%) were Majors, and 43 (0.3%) were Colonels
137 (1%) Correctional Inspectors in the Office of the Inspector General
Health Care staff (professional, managerial, and support) represent 8.6% of DC employees, while programs for inmates and offenders, and chaplaincy staff total only 1.5% of DC employees.
Agency support staff total 12.9% of all DC staff, including 10.1% institutional support and 2.8% community corrections support staff. Institution and community corrections support includes management, professional, and clerical support in areas such as inmate grievances, probation/parole data entry, inmate classification, food service, and maintenance and construction.
Less than 3% of staff provide management and administrative support in the Department’s Central Office and regional service centers, including Personnel functions, staff development, research, purchasing, budget, finance and accounting, information technology, and upper management.
The average DC employee is 42 years of age and has been with the agency for ten years. More than 94% of DC employees are in the state’s Career Service pay plan, 5.6% are Selected Exempt Service (SES), and less than 0.1% are Senior Management Service (SMS).