The average salary for an Entry-Level Probation Officer is $37,707.
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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. In most court systems, a primary duty of probation officers is to conduct thorough investigations of persons…Read more
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Popular Skills for Probation Officer
Filing Court Documents
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Filing Court Documents, Counseling and Case Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Probation Officer
An early career Probation Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,916 based on 433 salaries. A mid-career Probation Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,017 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Probation Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,196 based on 234 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,888.
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