How Much Do Probation Officers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Probation Officers

Probation Officers provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$61900 per year
Hourly wage
$30 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,990 to $43,720 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$18 to $21 per hour

Entry-level Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,990 to $43,720 per year or $18 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $47 $98,510
Senior (Top 25%) $36 $75,030
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $55,690
Junior (Bottom 25%) $21 $43,720
No experience (Bottom 10%) $18 $36,990

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $46 $95,820
MA $41 $85,400
NJ $37 $75,960
NY $35 $72,110
MN $34 $70,070
IA $34 $69,990
WA $32 $66,760
VT $32 $66,490
MI $32 $65,990
NH $31 $65,180

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Probation Officers are in the states of CA, MA, NJ, NY and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Vocational Rehabilitation Services $67690 $32.55
Local Government $64250 $30.89
State Government $60870 $29.27
Outpatient Care Centers $46150 $22.19
Facilities Support Services $44400 $21.35
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $38460 $18.49
Individual and Family Services $36120 $17.37
Other Residential Care Facilities $34360 $16.52
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $ $*

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