Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists—working to rehabilitate offenders
September 28, 2001
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with offenders to keep them out of trouble. They encourage offenders to put their criminal pasts behind them and move forward with their lives.
Median annual earnings of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists in 1999 were $36,130. The middle 50 percent in this profession earned between $29,260 and $44,890. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,310 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $54,810.
Probation officers supervise those who have been placed on probation. They monitor behavior during the transition to freedom through personal contact with the offenders and their families. Correctional treatment specialists evaluate the progress of inmates in jails and prisons.
These data are a product of the Occupational Employment Statistics program. For further information, see "Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists," by Andrew D. Alpert, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Fall 2001. Note about the chart: deciles divide the dataset into 10 equal-size groups and quartiles divide the dataset into 4 equal-size groups.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists—working to rehabilitate offenders on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk4/art05.htm (visited February 09, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.