Victim Advocate Salary

Victim Advocates earn around $35K per year on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in Denver, offering approximately $48K at the median. Victim Advocates will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+18 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), St. Louis (+4 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,978 - $46,697
$26K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,561
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90%

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$10.14 - $19.25
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,978 - $46,697  
   
Bonus
$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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$24,012 - $44,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $19.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$8.30 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$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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$24,012 - $44,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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Job Description for Victim Advocate

Victim advocates work with victims of various crimes, usually those of domestic violence, and typically work for a non-profit organization or government entity, such as a police department.

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Common Career Paths for Victim Advocate


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Advancing into a Social Worker role seems to be a popular career move for Victim Advocates, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $39K per year.

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Popular Skills for Victim Advocate


Victim Advocates report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Community Outreach / Activism, Court Advocacy, and Crisis Counseling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 16 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Filing Court Documents, Microsoft Office, and Legal Research. It is often found that people who know Case Management are also skilled in Bilingual.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Victim Advocates make a median salary of $38K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Victim Advocate

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

▲19%

Late-Career
▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$32,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

Community Outreach / Activism
▲28%

Court Advocacy
▲16%

Crisis Counseling
▲13%

Bilingual
▲8%

Spanish Language
▲6%

Advocacy
▲3%

Public Speaking
▲3%


Child Advocacy
▲2%

Counseling
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼7%

Legal Research
▼7%

Filing Court Documents
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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