Juvenile Probation Officer Salary

Those pursuing careers as Juvenile Probation Officers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Pay ranges from $28K on the low end to $57K per year on the high end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men working as Juvenile Probation Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,726 - $56,693
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$57K
MEDIAN: $36,531
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90%

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$12.19 - $26.59
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,726 - $56,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$27,617 - $56,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $26.59  
   
Overtime
$10.64 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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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$27,617 - $56,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Juvenile Probation Officer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $35K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $37K. For Juvenile Probation Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $53K.

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Experience Affects Juvenile Probation Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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