Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,230
25th Percentile Wage
$69,610
50th Percentile Wage
$85,230
75th Percentile Wage
$99,190
90th Percentile Wage
$107,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.03
25th Percentile Wage
$33.47
50th Percentile Wage
$40.98
75th Percentile Wage
$47.69
90th Percentile Wage
$51.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.44. The median hourly salary is $40.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.03.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,2301.01%11.09%
201584,3708.18%-
201477,4701.32%-
201376,4500.88%-
201275,780--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in state of California ranges from $26,390 to $100,530. The highest paying area for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $100,530. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $98,710). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $26,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$100,530
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$98,710
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$93,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$88,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$86,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$84,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$83,390
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$81,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$78,160
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$75,670
Fresno
$75,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$74,630
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,870
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$26,390



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