Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
88.5k
Average Age
42
Estimated Job Growth
3.81%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$56,123
Average Male Salary
$58,426
Average Female Salary
$54,274

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Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists was $56,123 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists by wage are Statistical assistants, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Fashion designers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are Monroeville Municipality, Plum & Wilkinsburg Boroughs PUMA, PA, Vacaville & Dixon Cities PUMA, CA, and Lexington-Fayette County (Outer) PUMA, KY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are Monroeville Municipality, Plum & Wilkinsburg Boroughs PUMA, PA, Vacaville & Dixon Cities PUMA, CA, and Pima County (West) PUMA, AZ.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are paid most in Brentwood & Oakley Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Monroeville Municipality, Plum & Wilkinsburg Boroughs PUMA, PA.

Yearly Wage

$56,123
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,213

In 2020, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists earned an average of $56,123, $169 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Statistical assistants make somewhat more than Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists while Telecommunications line installers & repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.243
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.243, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Investigation & security services, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

88.5k
2020 Workforce
± 7,302
−0.546%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists has been declining at a rate of −0.546%, from 89,008 people in 2019 to 88,522 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists at  93.4%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 1.7% and Elementary & secondary schools with 1.32%.

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Demographic information on Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists in the US. The average age of male Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists in the workforce is 42 and of female Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

39.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,874
49.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,440

55.5% of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

54.4% of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.6% of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Age by Sex

42
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.38
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.26

The median age of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is 42, and Male employees are generally 0.0614 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Persuasion, and Negotiation.

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Projections on job growth for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists are expected to see a growth of 3.81% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.
3.81%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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