Occupational Employment Statistics


21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1804$30.99/hr$22.68/hr$25.48/hr$30.91/hr$36.88/hr$39.60/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,570$33.12/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$30.91/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$27.21/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$23.48/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$32.43/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$33.19/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$34.35/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$38.41/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$33.22/hr0.0%
Southeast Balance of State 100$33.62/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$30.92/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$35.16/hr4.7%
Central Minnesota 140$34.36/hr14.4%
Northwest Minnesota 180$30.91/hr8.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$27.93/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$28.68/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 860$34.42/hr8.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 940$34.03/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,580$33.11/hr7.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 4,610$27.41/hr6.7%

  • Prepare and maintain case folder for each assigned inmate or offender.
  • Arrange for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.
  • Administer drug and alcohol tests, including random drug screens of offenders, to verify compliance with substance abuse treatment programs.
  • Gather information about offenders' backgrounds by talking to offenders, their families and friends, and other people who have relevant information.
  • Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
  • Develop rehabilitation programs for assigned offenders or inmates, establishing rules of conduct, goals, and objectives.
  • Administer drug and alcohol tests, including random drug screens of offenders, to verify compliance with substance abuse treatment programs.
  • Arrange for postrelease services, such as employment, housing, counseling, education, and social activities.
  • Recommend remedial action or initiate court action in response to noncompliance with terms of probation or parole.
  • Develop and prepare packets containing information about social service agencies, assistance organizations, and programs that might be useful for inmates or offenders.