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 https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk4/art05.htm (visited July 25, 2017).
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