Victim Advocate Salary

Victim Advocates in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $32K per year for pay. Pay generally varies between $24K and $49K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Victim Advocates report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,247 - $50,126
(Median)
$25K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,264
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90%

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$10.13 - $20.73
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
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
$25,247 - $50,126  
   
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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$23,844 - $48,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $20.73  
   
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.
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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).
)
$23,844 - $48,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Common Career Paths for Victim Advocate


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Moving into a Social Worker position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $37K annually.

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Victim Advocates report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Spanish Language, Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Filing Court Documents are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management and Filing Court Documents.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

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


For Victim Advocates, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. Victim Advocates see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Victim Advocates who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $38K.

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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

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%

Filing Court Documents
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 5%

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
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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