Salary for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

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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 gets an average compensation that can range from $36,990 - $98,510 based on the level of education. usually receive a pay level of sixty-one thousand nine hundred dollars per year.

can get the best compensation in California, where they can earn an average pay rate of close to about $95,820. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Public Administration, where they earn an average job salary of $62,420.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 1.94 percent nationwide in that time.

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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$62,420
Educational Services
$51,740
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,060

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,060
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,400
Educational Services
$51,740
Public Administration
$62,420