BuCor Salary Grade 2023 (Bureau of Corrections)

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BuCor Salary Grade

BuCor Salary Grade: In the Philippines, the Bureau of Corrections plays a crucial role in ensuring that individuals who have committed crimes can change and improve while in seven different prisons and penal farms across the country.

What is the Bureau of Corrections?

The Bureau of Corrections (Filipino: Kawanihan ng mga Bilangguan, literally “Bureau of Prisons”, which was the name of the agency from 1905 to 1989; abbreviated BuCor) is part of the Department of Justice, is responsible for looking after and helping to reform individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to three years or more in prison. It used to be called the Bureau of Prisons from 1905 to 1989. The main office of this agency is located in the New Bilibid Prison Reservation in Muntinlupa. (PNP Salary Grade Guide 2023 [Updated])

BuCor’s functions include protecting prisoners convicted by the courts for three years and one day or more within prisons, preventing prisoners from committing additional crimes while in the bureau’s custody, providing inmates with basic necessities, ensuring that inmates are provided with rehabilitation programs that will benefit their development, and developing livelihood programs that will help inmates earn money and improve their skills. (Department Of National Defense Salary Grade 2023)

BuCor Salary Grade 2023

Corrections Chief SuperintendentSG 27Php 91,058
Corrections Senior SuperintendentSG 26Php 80,583
Corrections SuperintendentSG 25Php 71,313
Corrections Chief InspectorSG 24Php 62,555
Corrections Senior InspectorSG 23Php 56,582
Corrections InspectorSG 22Php 49,528
Corrections Senior Officer 4SG 19Php 38,360
Corrections Senior Officer 3SG 18Php 34,761
Corrections Senior Officer 2SG 17Php 34,079
Corrections Senior Officer 1SG 16Php 33,411
Corrections Officer 3SG 14Php 32,114
Corrections Officer 2SG 12Php 30,867
Corrections Officer 1SG 11Php 29,668

Bureau of Corrections Ranks

Commissioned Officers

  • Corrections Director General (Undersecretary)
  • Corrections Deputy Director General for Administration (Assistant Secretary)
  • Corrections Deputy Director General for Security and Operations (Assistant Secretary)
  • Corrections Deputy Director General for Reformation (Assistant Secretary)
  • Corrections Chief Superintendent (Brig. General)
  • Corrections Senior Superintendent (Colonel)
  • Corrections Superintendent (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Corrections Chief Inspector (Major)
  • Corrections Senior Inspector (Captain)
  • Corrections Inspector (Lieutenant)

Non-commissioned Officers

  • Corrections Senior Officer 4
  • Corrections Senior Officer 3
  • Corrections Senior Officer 2
  • Corrections Senior Officer 1
  • Corrections Officer 3
  • Corrections Officer 2
  • Corrections Officer 1

BuCor Salary and Allowances

The Bureau of Corrections, as a government agency, provides competitive salaries and adequate benefits to its employees. That means that any current or prospective employee will be able to advance their careers in BuCor without having to worry about their pay not covering their daily expenses!

A career at BuCor will also provide you with opportunities such as government career advancement and attractive retirement benefits.

For example, under the Republic Act 10575 or the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013, a BuCor Corrections Officer 1 salary will be P29,668 per month, equivalent to Salary Grade (SG) 11.

BuCor officers receive longevity pay and other extra allowances on top of their monthly base pay as government employees. As part of the Salary Standardization Law, they also receive regular salary increases.

You can also check the Philippine Salary Grade 2023!

BuCor Salary Grade
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How to join the BuCor?

What are the General Qualifications?

No person shall be appointed as uniformed personnel of the BuCor unless he/she possesses the following minimum qualifications:

  • A Citizen of the Republic of the Philippines;
  • A Person of good moral character;
  • Must have passed the psychiatric/psychological, drug, and physical tests for the purpose of determining his/her physical and mental health;
  • Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized learning institution;
  • Must possess the appropriate civil service eligibility;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged of dismissal for cause from previous employment;
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude; and
  • Must be at least one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57) m. in height for males, and one meter and fifty-two centimeters (1.52) m. for females: provided, that a waiver for height  and age requirement/s may be granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities

* The age limit for applicants for Corrections Officer I as per R. A. 10575 or “The Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013” is forty (40) years old. However, those above thirty-six (36) years of age will have to sign a waiver agreeing that they may not be able to qualify for the full retirement benefits afforded to a Uniformed Officer of BuCor.

Prior to the submission of application folders, applicants MUST HAVE the following:

  1. BIR Number
  2. PAG-IBIG Number
  3. PhilHealth Number
What are the Requirements for Submission?
  • Corrections Officer Applicants: LONG WHITE FOLDER
  • Non-Uniformed Personnel Applicants: LONG YELLOW FOLDER

FOLDER 1 (Tabbed)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Three (3) duly accomplished and notarized original copies of the Personal Data Sheet (PDS, CSC Form 212) with attached Work Experience Sheet
  • Two (2) Authenticated Certificates of Eligibility with Original Receipt (OR)
    • *For PRC eligibilities, a Certificate of Board Rating must be submitted
  • One (1)authenticated copy of Transcript of Records (TOR)
  • One (1)authenticated copy of School Certification/Diploma
  • One (1) original PSA Birth Certificate with OR
  • One (1) original PSA Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • One (1) original PSA Birth Certificate of Child with OR (if applicable)
  • One (1) original copy of valid NBI Clearance
  • One (1) original copy of valid Local Police Clearance
  • Two (2) latest IPCR ratings for former/active government employees
  • NCIP or NCMF certification for applicants who do not meet the height requirement

FOLDER 2 (Tabbed)

  • One (1) duly accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS, CSC Form 212)
  • One (1) original copy of valid NBI Clearance
  • One (1) Photocopy of Local Police Clearance
  • One (1) original Barangay Clearance
  • One (1) original RTC, MTC & Prosecution Clearance
  • One (1)PSA Birth Certificate
  • One (1) original PSA Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • One (1) Authenticated copy of Certification/Diploma
  • Original Certificate of Employment
  • Passport (if any)
  • Original & Notarized waiver to undergo B.I.
  • Sketch of house/residence from landmarks
  • 2 pcs. of latest 2×2 pictures
How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants must submit all the necessary documents in any of the following units:

  •  BuCor National Headquarters’ Human Resource Division (Muntinlupa City)
  • Correctional Institution for Women (Mandaluyong City)
  • Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (Puerto Princesa, Palawan)
  • Leyte Regional Prison (Abuyog, Leyte)
  • Davao Prison and Penal Farm (Panabo City, Davao del Norte)
  • San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm (Zamboanga City)
  • Sablayan Prison & Penal Farm ( Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro)
Bureau of Correction
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Source: Bureau of Correction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Source: Bureau of Corrections (Wikipedia)


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