Victim Advocate Salary

Victim Advocates in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $32K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $24K to $49K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Victim Advocates is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,059 - $50,054

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$10.14 - $20.35

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,059 - $50,054  
   
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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$23,656 - $48,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $20.35  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $40.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$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).
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$23,656 - $48,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Common Career Paths for Victim Advocate


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Victim Advocates who move on to become Social Workers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Social Workers get paid an average of $38K per year.

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Victim Advocates report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Spanish Language, Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Filing Court Documents and Case Management. Competency in Case Management frequently indicates knowledge of Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

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


For Victim Advocates, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Victim Advocates claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $36K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Victim Advocate generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $40K.

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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 10%

National Average
$31,000

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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