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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in New Jersey

Want to work in New Jersey as a Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist? Read this first!

-3% Jobs Projection
$73,780 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

While jobs for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in New Jersey are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in New Jersey is expected to decrease.

  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 2,790 workers employed as Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in this state in 2018.

There were 2,820 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in NJ Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,005 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists working in it, which means New Jersey has more Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists than average.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in this state are declining at a rate of 2.6% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.7%.

Job Projections for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 220 annual job openings, and 2,650 total jobs in 2026 for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 8,300 annual jobs and 96,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists ranged from $45,590 to $94,790 with $73,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.92 to $45.57. The median hourly rate was $35.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.01 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.54.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey Metros for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,850 $75,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,090 $53,680
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 200 $61,700

Top States for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 13,560 $89,210
New York 4,770 $70,620
Pennsylvania 4,150 $53,890
Florida 3,770 $32,880
Ohio 3,190 $49,160
North Carolina 3,090 $42,810
Georgia 2,860 $41,840
Illinois 2,840 $68,080
New Jersey 2,790 $73,780
Virginia 2,640 $45,060
Missouri 2,460 $36,730
Michigan 2,400 $64,840
Arizona 2,320 $53,010
Colorado 2,250 $56,490
Washington 2,010 $61,370
Tennessee 1,980 $40,930
Indiana 1,780 $47,910
Oregon 1,660 $59,070
Maryland 1,590 $57,830
Wisconsin 1,430 $47,100

Below are the states where Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $89,210
Rhode Island $85,260
New Jersey $73,780
Iowa $71,630
New York $70,620
Illinois $68,080
Minnesota $67,060
Massachusetts $66,260
Alaska $65,470
Michigan $64,840

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