Juvenile Probation Officer Salary

Juvenile Probation Officers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $28K, and the top verges on $57K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Juvenile Probation Officers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$28,040 - $57,295
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$57K
MEDIAN: $37,042
10%
50%
90%

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$12.67 - $27.00
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,040 - $57,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,293 - $57,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $27.00  
   
Overtime
$10.64 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,293 - $57,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Juvenile Probation Officer

A juvenile probation officer is a person who is sometimes referred to as a juvenile correctional treatment specialist. This person will work with adolescents who have committed criminal acts and have subsequently been put on probation. This sentence is instead of, or after, being put into a juvenile delinquent center.

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Common Career Paths for Juvenile Probation Officer


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Juvenile Probation Officers sometimes move into a Probation Officer role, where the salary is similar.

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Juvenile Probation Officers usually report a few specific skills. Oral / Verbal Communication and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Case Management and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Juvenile Probation Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. Juvenile Probation Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $49K.

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Experience Affects Juvenile Probation Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Juvenile Probation Officer Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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