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Victim Advocate Salary

Most Victim Advocates in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $32K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $24K to $49K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. The majority of Victim Advocates claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,256 - $49,923
(Median)
$25K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,331
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50%
90%

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$10.06 - $21.57
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,256 - $49,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$23,780 - $48,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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
$10.06 - $21.57  
   
Overtime
$16.65 - $40.41  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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).
)
$23,780 - $48,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Common Career Paths for Victim Advocate


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Many Victim Advocates advance into a slightly higher-paying Social Worker position. Average compensation for Social Workers is $37K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Victim Advocates who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Spanish Language, Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $36K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Victim Advocates bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 10%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$31,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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