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Salary for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Also known as:  Correctional Treatment Specialist, Juvenile Probation Officer, Parole Agent, Parole Officer, Probation Officer

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Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists arrange for addiction, mental health and health treatments as necessary for parolees and probationers, inform convicted offenders of the stipulations and behavior requirements surrounding conditional release status, regularly meet with parolees and probationers, conduct drug and alcohol screenings randomly or as part of a larger program, interview parolees and probationers to review progress, and document parolee and probationer progress. They may also suggest methods of punishment regarding parole and probation violations and monitor individuals servig curfew, house arrest or community-service sentences. A Bachelor's degree is generally required for these occupations.

A Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist will usually earn salaries somewhere between 24000 to 36000 depending on education and tenure levels. Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists usually get an average wage of Thirty Six Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists obtain the highest salaries in California, where they can earn an average pay rate of close to $77020. These employees receive the highest salary in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they can get average pay levels of $51820.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 15.65 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $51,820
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,310
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,100
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,100
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,310
Public Administration $51,820