Victim Advocate Salary

The median pay for Victim Advocates comes out to approximately $35K per year in the United States, but employers in Denver offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $48K. Victim Advocates will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent) and Seattle (+10 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,711 - $47,879
$27K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,103
10%
50%
90%

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$10.59 - $19.86
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.68
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$0$47K
Salary $26,711 - $47,879
Bonus $550
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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$24,629 - $45,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 335
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.59 - $19.86
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $13.38 - $30.00
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $550
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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$24,629 - $45,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 247

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Job Description for Victim Advocate

Victim advocates work with victims of various crimes, usually those of domestic violence, and typically work for a non-profit organization or government entity, such as a police department.

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Common Career Paths for Victim Advocate


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Victim Advocates often transition into upper-level roles like Social Worker, for which the average compensation is $39K per year.

Victim Advocate Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Victim Advocate


Popular Skills for Victim Advocate


Victim Advocates report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Community Outreach / Activism, Court Advocacy, and Crisis Counseling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Filing Court Documents as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Legal Research also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of Bilingual.

Pay by Experience Level for Victim Advocate

Pay by Experience for a Victim Advocate has a positive trend. An entry-level Victim Advocate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Victim Advocate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Victim Advocate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 98 salaries. A Victim Advocate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 16 salaries.

Victim Advocate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Victim Advocate?

Victim Advocate in Washington:
"Stressful At times."
Pros: Interacting with families and children.
Cons: Other coworkers not coming to work.

Victim Advocate in Lake Havasu City:
"We make the ultimate difference."
Pros: Being of service to the children and families of my community.
Cons: The unfortunate reality that reunification within a family is not always in the family's best interest.

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Key Stats for Victim Advocate

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Victim Advocate Salaries

▲15%

Late-Career
▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Victim Advocate Salaries

Community Outreach / Activism
▲25%

Court Advocacy
▲13%

Crisis Counseling
▲10%

Bilingual
▲5%

Spanish Language
▲3%

Advocacy
▼0%

Public Speaking
▼0%

National Average
$33,000


Child Advocacy
▼1%

Counseling
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Legal Research
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Filing Court Documents
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%
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