Average Probation Officer Salary

$43,576
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$1,179
Bonus
$1,000
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The average salary for a Probation Officer is $43,576.
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$32k
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$44k
90%
$72k
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What Do Probation Officers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Probation Officer

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The top respondents for the job title Probation Officer are from the companies Florida Department of Corrections, Virginia Department of Corrections and Judicial Correction Services. Reported salaries are highest at Los Angeles County Department of Probation where the average pay is $86,712. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include NYC Department of Probation and Maricopa County, earning around $56,000 and $48,172, respectively. Judicial Correction Services pays the lowest at around $34,866. Missouri Department of Corrections and Virginia Department of Corrections also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,701 and $39,180, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Probation Officers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Probation Officers?

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 $38,709 based on 91 salaries. An early career Probation Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,644 based on 351 salaries. A mid-career Probation Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,493 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Probation Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,493 based on 201 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,634.
Employees with Probation Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 93.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (30.8% more) and New York, New York (23.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 898 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
39.1%
Mid Career
14.5%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
13.9%