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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in Pennsylvania

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Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist in Pennsylvania?

4.2% Jobs Projection
$53,890 Median Salary
400 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in Pennsylvania is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 4,150 people working as Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in the year 2018.

There were 4,240 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in PA Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.7%.

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

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 400 annual Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists job openings in Pennsylvania, and 4,680 total jobs in the year 2026.

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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists ranged from $38,790 to $76,480 with $53,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.65 to $36.77. The median hourly rate was $25.91.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.64 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.27.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 610 $58,530
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 360 $53,860
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 200 $61,700
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 160 $50,280
Erie, PA 160 $49,970
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 160 $57,530
State College, PA 40 $52,880

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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