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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 $36K annually. Earnings sit near $28K on the lower side but can approach $55K per year on the higher side. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Juvenile Probation Officers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,552 - $55,718
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,252
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50%
90%

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$12.20 - $25.52
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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
$27,552 - $55,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$27,570 - $55,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $25.52  
   
Overtime
$10.82 - $40.00  
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 - $1,510  
   
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).
)
$27,570 - $55,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $35K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $53K.

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Experience Affects Juvenile Probation Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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