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Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The probation officers and correctional treatment specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,630
25th Percentile Wage
$39,530
50th Percentile Wage
$50,160
75th Percentile Wage
$67,420
90th Percentile Wage
$88,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is $88,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,630. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 164% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201650,1601.59%3.93%
201549,3600.61%-
201449,0601.26%-
201348,4400.52%-
201248,190--

Table 2. Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $50,690. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $34,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,690
Educational Services
$44,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,780
Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,720

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only probation officers and correctional treatment specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,600 to $85,230. The highest paying state for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is California with a median annual salary of $85,230. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $31,600. For more salary information of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$85,230
Connecticut
$75,190
New Jersey
$72,700
Iowa
$69,610
Illinois
$67,800
New York
$66,960
Minnesota
$62,370
Michigan
$61,700
New Hampshire
$61,200
Massachusetts
$60,320
District of Columbia
$58,450
Nevada
$57,300
Oregon
$56,700
Maryland
$56,550
Colorado
$56,330
Hawaii
$55,880
Arizona
$55,500
Washington
$54,420
Pennsylvania
$52,610
North Dakota
$52,490
Wisconsin
$49,250
Wyoming
$48,560
Utah
$47,950
Ohio
$47,480
Louisiana
$45,770
Indiana
$44,450
Texas
$44,060
Alabama
$43,980
Virginia
$43,910
South Dakota
$42,970
Delaware
$42,730
Maine
$42,430
Montana
$41,950
New Mexico
$41,790
Idaho
$39,100
North Carolina
$38,560
Kansas
$38,420
South Carolina
$38,340
Nebraska
$38,090
Florida
$37,720
Tennessee
$37,560
Oklahoma
$37,220
Georgia
$36,730
West Virginia
$36,380
Arkansas
$36,300
Missouri
$36,190
Mississippi
$31,600


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