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Victim Advocate Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Victim Advocates in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $33K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $24K, and the top verges on $50K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. For the most part, Victim Advocates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,171 - $50,494
(Median)
$25K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,552
10%
50%
90%

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$10.69 - $22.32
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
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
$25,171 - $50,494  
   
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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$24,329 - $49,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $22.32  
   
Overtime
$18.08 - $35.00  
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$24K$48K$72K
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).
)
$24,329 - $49,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Victim Advocates only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Spanish Language, Counseling, and Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Victim Advocates make a median salary of $37K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%