to become a Correctional or Probation Officer

Bonus Programs

Join Team FDC and qualify for bonus opportunities

Review the bonuses below to see which one you might you be able to qualify to earn.

In addition to the comprehensive benefits offered to state of Florida employees, FDC correctional officers will start their careers at $22/hr. They will receive paid training, special high-risk retirement, and various opportunities for career advancement.

Locations offering a $1,000 and/or $5,000 bonus are listed below. The combined $6,000 bonus comes in the form of a three-installment pay plan upon certification.

Qualifying Institutions:

Institutions$1,000 New Hire Bonus$5,000 Retention Bonus
Apalachee CI (Sneads)
Calhoun CI (Blountstown)
Charlotte CI (Punta Gorda)
Columbia CI (Lake City)
Dade CI (Florida City)
Florida State Prison (Raiford)
Franklin CI (Carabelle)
Gulf CI (Wewahitchka)
Hamilton CI (Jasper)
Hardee CI (Bowling Green)
Holmes CI (Bonifay)
Jackson CI (Malone)
Liberty CI (Bristol)
Mayo CI (Mayo)
Northwest Florida Reception Center (Chipley)
Okeechobee CI (Okeechobee)
Reception and Medical Center (Lake Butler)
Santa Rosa CI (Milton)
Suwannee CI (Live Oak)
Taylor CI (Perry)
Union CI (Starke)
Wakulla CI (Crawfordville)
Walton CI (DeFuniak Springs)

Hiring Bonus for Education Positions:

Teacher Aides, Vocational Teachers, Academic Teachers and Special Education Teachers may be eligible for a $1000 hiring bonus. The educator bonus will be awarded to new hires who meet the following qualifications:

  • If the position requires a teaching certification, a professional or temporary teaching certification must be obtained prior to receiving the bonus. If the position does not require a teaching certification or the candidate is already professionally certified, the employee is eligible for the bonus upon hire.
  • Current and former employees in one of the identified education positions who had a break in service with the Department of 31 days or less, or who previously received the bonus are not eligible for this bonus.

For more information about FDC’s bonus programs, contact the Office of Human Resources at 850-717-3200.



The Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.