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 per year. Lower pay rates hover around $28K, and the higher rates verge on $57K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Juvenile Probation Officers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Juvenile Probation Officers making up 50 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,040 - $57,295
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$57K
MEDIAN: $37,042
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90%

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$12.67 - $27.00
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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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).
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$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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Probation Officer. Probation Officers on average make about as much as Juvenile Probation Officers do.

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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.


For Juvenile Probation Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $35K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. On average, Juvenile Probation Officers make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Juvenile Probation Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $49K on average.

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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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