Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists

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Total Workforce

85.5k

Average Age

41.7

Estimated Job Growth

5.7%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$51,359

Average Male Salary

$51,529

Average Female Salary

$51,218

About

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 $51,359 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists by wage are Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Tax preparers, and New accounts clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are East Orange City PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are East Orange City PUMA, NJ.

Employment

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 East Orange City PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in East Orange City PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,359

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,126

In 2017, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists earned an average of $51,359, $705 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

New accounts clerks make somewhat more than Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists while Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers 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

0.223

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.223, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists

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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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Executive offices & legislative bodies, and Individual & family services.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

85.5k

2017 Workforce

± 7,177

-5.09%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.3%

The number of people employed as Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists has been declining at a rate of -5.09%, from 90,087 people in 2016 to 85,502 people in 2017.

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  92.8%, followed by Executive offices & legislative bodies with 2.11% and Individual & family services with 0.904%.

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Diversity

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 40.8 and of female Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is White.

Gender Composition

38.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,842

46.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,299

54.5% of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

66.2% of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.7% of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, Black 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 Gender

40.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.4

42.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.19

The median age of Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 1.61 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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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Skills

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, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are expected to see a growth of 5.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.7%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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