Juvenile Probation Officer Salary (United States)

More than half of Juvenile Probation Officers report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $35,552 per year on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $27,235 to $53,439 per year. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 52 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Juvenile Probation Officer Salary (?
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$27,218 - $54,043
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MEDIAN: $35,241
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Juvenile Probation Officer Salary (?
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$12.39 - $25.12
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,218 - $54,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,952  
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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$27,235 - $53,439  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $25.12  
   
Overtime
$11.95 - $45.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,952  
   
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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$27,235 - $53,439  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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.
Juvenile Probation Officers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. Pay increases are minimal for Juvenile Probation Officers just starting out. Salaries only go from $34K to $37K after a decade. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $42K. Paychecks show no signs of slowing down as Juvenile Probation Officers approach two decades on the job—pay continues to accelerate and typical earnings come to $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 15 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Juvenile Probation Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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