Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
22%
risk level
POLLING
29%
Based on 40 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
0.1%
by year 2032
WAGES
$61,800
or $29.71 per hour
Volume
85,870
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.7/10

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Automation risk

22% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

29% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 22% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 0.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists' was $61,800, or $29 per hour

'Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists' were paid 28.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 85,870 people employed as 'Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists'.

Job description

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

SOC Code: 21-1092.00

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