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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota  38      

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Public AdministrationN/A$39.55/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/A1.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$40.03/hr4.1%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/A7.9%
Northeast Minnesota N/A$31.52/hr9.5%
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A1.2%
Southeast Minnesota N/A$40.75/hr5.3%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$25.32/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$36.16/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$28.58/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$40.75/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$40.26/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$43.23/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$39.55/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$31.52/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 160$37.51/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,050$40.03/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,720$39.55/hr4.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Psychiatric Technicians 1,610$18.74/hr11.2%
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,710$20.29/hr10.5%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7,400$31.74/hr10.6%

  • Prepare and maintain case folder for each assigned inmate or offender.
  • Discuss with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played roles in their criminal behavior.
  • Develop liaisons and networks with other parole officers, community agencies, correctional institutions, psychiatric facilities, and aftercare agencies to plan for helping offenders with life adjustments.
  • Supervise people on community-based sentences, such as electronically monitored home detention, and provide field supervision of probationers by conducting curfew checks or visits to home, work, or school.
  • Gather information about offenders' backgrounds by talking to offenders, their families and friends, and other people who have relevant information.
  • Participate in decisions about whether cases should go before courts and which court should hear them.
  • Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
  • Recommend remedial action or initiate court action in response to noncompliance with terms of probation or parole.
  • Inform offenders or inmates of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
  • Arrange for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.