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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,920
25th Percentile Wage
$40,800
50th Percentile Wage
$51,410
75th Percentile Wage
$68,900
90th Percentile Wage
$90,880

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 $90,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,920. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 167% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$51,410
2.43% 6.26%
2016
$50,160
1.59% -
2015
$49,360
0.61% -
2014
$49,060
1.26% -
2013
$48,440
0.52% -
2012
$48,190
- -

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 $52,210. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $36,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,210
Educational Services
$41,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,330

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 $31,910 to $86,550. The highest paying state for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is California with a median annual salary of $86,550. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,910. 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
$86,550
New Jersey
$76,990
Connecticut
$75,190
Iowa
$70,280
New York
$67,820
Alaska
$65,600
Minnesota
$64,500
Illinois
$63,320
Michigan
$62,640
New Hampshire
$62,400
Massachusetts
$60,320
District of Columbia
$60,080
Vermont
$59,340
Oregon
$59,170
Nevada
$59,100
Hawaii
$57,020
Washington
$56,770
Maryland
$56,550
Colorado
$55,980
Arizona
$55,280
North Dakota
$53,970
Pennsylvania
$53,340
Utah
$49,770
Wyoming
$48,800
Wisconsin
$48,770
Ohio
$48,420
South Dakota
$46,830
Indiana
$46,580
Louisiana
$46,380
Alabama
$45,990
Maine
$45,700
Texas
$44,600
Virginia
$44,290
Montana
$43,440
Delaware
$42,730
South Carolina
$42,220
New Mexico
$42,080
North Carolina
$41,600
Georgia
$41,590
Idaho
$41,580
Nebraska
$40,420
Kansas
$39,560
Oklahoma
$39,150
Tennessee
$38,880
Kentucky
$37,180
Mississippi
$36,780
Missouri
$36,730
Arkansas
$36,620
West Virginia
$36,330
Florida
$31,990
Puerto Rico
$31,910



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