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Victim Advocate Salary (United States)

Most Victim Advocates in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $32K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $24K, and the higher rates verge on $49K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Victim Advocate Salary (?
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$24,994 - $50,101
(Median)
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50K
MEDIAN: $32,212
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Victim Advocate Salary (?
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$10.23 - $20.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,994 - $50,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$23,965 - $49,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $20.73  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
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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$23,965 - $49,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Victim Advocates report a focused set of job skills. Counseling and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.
For many Victim Advocates, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. Victim Advocates who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $44K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

National Average
$31,000
Counseling
up arrow 2%
Case Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%