Victim Advocate Salary

The median salary for Victim Advocates in the United States is approximately $35K annually, but employers pay the most in Denver, offering around $48K on average. Victim Advocates will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Seattle (+9 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,578 - $46,631
$27K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,932
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50%
90%

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$10.55 - $20.00
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.77
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$0$46K
Salary $26,578 - $46,631
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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$24,691 - $45,622
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 337
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.55 - $20.00
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $11.50 - $30.00
Annual Data $0$45K
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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$24,691 - $45,622
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 224

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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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Victim Advocates may enjoy increased earnings if they become Social Workers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Social Worker earn a slightly higher median of $39K annually.

Victim Advocate Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Victim Advocate


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 24 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Filing Court Documents as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Legal Research also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Case Management are similarly competent in Bilingual.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

Pay by Experience for a Victim Advocate has a positive trend. An entry-level Victim Advocate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Victim Advocate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Victim Advocate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 98 salaries. A Victim Advocate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 16 salaries.

Victim Advocate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Victim Advocate?

Victim Advocate in Washington:
"Stressful At times."
Pros: Interacting with families and children.
Cons: Other coworkers not coming to work.

Victim Advocate in Lake Havasu City:
"We make the ultimate difference."
Pros: Being of service to the children and families of my community.
Cons: The unfortunate reality that reunification within a family is not always in the family's best interest.

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Key Stats for Victim Advocate

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

▲15%

Late-Career
▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

Community Outreach / Activism
▲24%

Court Advocacy
▲12%

Crisis Counseling
▲9%

Bilingual
▲5%

Spanish Language
▲3%

Advocacy
▼0%

Public Speaking
▼0%

National Average
$33,000


Child Advocacy
▼2%

Counseling
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Legal Research
▼10%

Filing Court Documents
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%
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