$41,297
Avg. Salary
$19.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,221

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Probation Officer is $19.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Probation Officer is $41,297 per year.

$13.47
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$19.46
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$31.23
90%
MEDIAN $19.46
$30k
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$41k
50%
$70k
90%
MEDIAN $41,297
$29,973 - $70,283
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MEDIAN: $41,297
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$13.47 - $31.23
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$0$70K
Salary $29,973 - $70,283
Bonus $153 - $4,880
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$29,792 - $69,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 898
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $31.23
Hourly Tips $0.09
Overtime $8.64 - $46.52
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $153 - $4,880
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$29,792 - $69,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 303

Job Description for Probation Officer

Probation officers are key members of the criminal justice system who help criminal offenders to avoid further misdeeds. They also help to maintain public safety and ensure that individuals who pose a danger to others are kept within the prison system. They work with both the courts and sentencing judges, as well as standard law enforcement officers and the accused or convicted suspects.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Probation Officer


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Maricopa County offers the most; Probation Officers earn $48K on average there.

Common Career Paths for Probation Officer


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Probation Officers who transition into an upper level Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist makes $37K a year.

Probation Officer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Probation Officer


Probation Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Filing Court Documents, Case Management, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Compliance. Most people experienced in Case Management also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Probation Officer

Pay by Experience for a Probation Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Probation Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 384 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Probation Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Probation Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 177 salaries. A Probation Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

21%

-3%

National Average: $41,182

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Probation Officers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Probation Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+35 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Phoenix (+22 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). Probation Officers in St. Louis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Raleigh (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Probation Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Probation Officer?

Probation Officer in Los Angeles:
"Stressful and very political."
Pros: Working with good staff.
Cons: Nepotism, retaliation,Harassment. The same rules do not apply for upper management they get away with murder with no punishment of any kind for negative acts. Every other employee with lower position get fired right away. A lot of stress and very political. A lot of nepotism if you don't know anyone you will get stuck in the same position for years. Its not what you know or your experienve or your high test and interview scores it's who you know. There has been a lot of sorry staff that should not have certain positions, but because they know people they get nominated to promote. The dumbs people in high positions.

Probation Officer in Mc Minnville:
"Probation."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: Lack of change.

Probation Officer in Princeton:
"The impact of State elections on government employees."
Understand the great impact you have on people's lives and always make sound decisions by including the input from seasoned veterans.

Probation Officer in Tampa:
"So much potential..."
Pros: Flexibility, training opportunities, tuition waiver.
Cons: Poor pay, little room for advancement, bad administrative culture.

Probation Officer in Kailua Kona:
Be very flexible with managing your case load. Time management is key to success. Don't feel overwhelmed. You are not in complete control of work flow every day. Manage your calendar of clients. Be ready to adjust your schedule when emergencies occur.

Probation Officer in Norfolk:
"Good."
Pros: The ability to change the life of a potentially productive citizen. I get to refer to the law and talk to the people.
Cons: The dangerous risks abound the ex-criminals.

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Key Stats for Probation Officer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Probation Officer Salaries

▲43%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Probation Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲6%

National Average
$41,000


Case Management
▼2%

Counseling
▼2%

Legal Compliance
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%