Average Probation Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Probation Officer is $41,830.
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Job Description for Probation Officer

The top respondents for the job title Probation Officer are from the companies Florida Department of Corrections, Virginia Department of Corrections and Maricopa County. Reported salaries are highest at Los Angeles County Department of Probation where the average pay is $78,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Maricopa County and Virginia Department of Corrections, earning around $45,532 and $44,067, respectively. Judicial Correction Services pays the lowest at around $34,392. Missouri Department of Corrections and State of Tennessee (TN) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $36,178 and $37,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Probation Officer

Skills in Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents and Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Probation Officer

An entry-level Probation Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,569 based on 305 salaries. An early career Probation Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,684 based on 471 salaries. A mid-career Probation Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,244 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Probation Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,432 based on 265 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,626.
Employees with Probation Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 101.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (19.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.1% less).

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