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 amongst California cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,140
25th Percentile Wage
$70,530
50th Percentile Wage
$86,550
75th Percentile Wage
$102,780
90th Percentile Wage
$110,590

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 $110,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,550
1.53% 12.44%
2016
$85,230
1.01% -
2015
$84,370
8.18% -
2014
$77,470
1.32% -
2013
$76,450
0.88% -
2012
$75,780
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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 $102,730. The highest paying area for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $102,730. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $98,140). 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
$102,730
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$98,140
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$93,610
Bakersfield-Delano
$93,330
Madera-Chowchilla
$90,070
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$88,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$87,100
Stockton
$86,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$85,400
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$84,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$83,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$81,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$79,820
Fresno
$77,660
Merced
$75,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$75,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,550
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$58,370
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$26,390




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