Becoming a Juvenile Justice Professional via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. South University is a US school (accredited) offering juvenile justice courses to train individuals to become top-notch juvenile justice professionals, public prosecutors, public defenders, juvenile prosecutors, juvenile defenders, justice administers, juvenile probation officers, deputy juvenile officers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 13,140 people employed as administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $87,620. Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like South University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Juvenile Justice Professional Salary Information

Category: Child, family, and school social workers

Total # Employed in the US 277,670
Average Hourly Wage: $20.93/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$12.52 $15.36 $19.21 $25.2 $32.38
Average Yearly Salary $43,540
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$26,050 $31,950 $39,960 $52,410 $67,360
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.2% 6.2% 10.4% 6.0% 42.3% 32.2% 1.6%
Child, family, and school social workers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $29.66/hr $61,690
Nebraska $26.36/hr $54,820
Virginia $26.04/hr $54,170
North Dakota $25.77/hr $53,610
Kansas $25.59/hr $53,230
Florida $24.66/hr $51,290
Oklahoma $24.44/hr $50,830
New York $24.23/hr $50,400
Colorado $24.2/hr $50,340
Mississippi $23.85/hr $49,600
Montana $23.81/hr $49,520
Indiana $23.68/hr $49,250
Missouri $22.21/hr $46,200
Alaska $21.4/hr $44,500
Connecticut $21.33/hr $44,370
Massachusetts $20.99/hr $43,660
Oregon $20.71/hr $43,090
Maine $19.89/hr $41,370
Alabama $19.6/hr $40,760
Hawaii $19.47/hr $40,500
Michigan $19.33/hr $40,200
Puerto Rico $19.16/hr $39,860
Guam $19.15/hr $39,840
Pennsylvania $18.98/hr $39,480
Louisiana $18.92/hr $39,360
Tennessee $18.91/hr $39,330
North Carolina $18.79/hr $39,090
South Carolina $18.39/hr $38,240
Maryland $18.01/hr $37,450
Wyoming $17.9/hr $37,230
Idaho $17.75/hr $36,910
Utah $17.69/hr $36,790
Arkansas $17.58/hr $36,560
West Virginia $17.25/hr $35,870
Ohio $17.2/hr $35,780
Iowa $17.13/hr $35,630
California $17.13/hr $35,620
New Mexico $17.07/hr $35,510
New Jersey $17.01/hr $35,390
Kentucky $16.82/hr $34,990
Wisconsin $16.6/hr $34,530
New Hampshire $16.31/hr $33,910
South Dakota $15.91/hr $33,090
Washington $15.69/hr $32,630
Nevada $15.34/hr $31,910


Category: Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

Total # Employed in the US 92,910
Average Hourly Wage: $24.28/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$14.69 $17.32 $22.37 $29.84 $37.91
Average Yearly Salary $50,500
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$30,540 $36,030 $46,530 $62,080 $78,860
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.4% 15.3% 20.9% 9.6% 37.1% 13.4% 1.3%
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $37.03/hr $77,020
North Dakota $30.07/hr $62,540
Nebraska $29.53/hr $61,430
Oklahoma $29.17/hr $60,680
Kansas $28.36/hr $59,000
Louisiana $26.91/hr $55,970
Indiana $26.74/hr $55,610
Mississippi $25.74/hr $53,550
Florida $25.61/hr $53,270
Connecticut $25.45/hr $52,940
Montana $25.16/hr $52,320
Tennessee $23.1/hr $48,050
Arkansas $22.72/hr $47,250
South Carolina $22.63/hr $47,070
District of Columbia $22.37/hr $46,520
Utah $22.07/hr $45,910
Alabama $21.26/hr $44,230
Puerto Rico $20.71/hr $43,080
Pennsylvania $20.29/hr $42,200
Guam $20.26/hr $42,140
Washington $19.98/hr $41,560
Ohio $19.62/hr $40,800
Massachusetts $19.48/hr $40,520
Iowa $18.96/hr $39,440
New Jersey $18.96/hr $39,440
Hawaii $18.78/hr $39,070
Wyoming $18.71/hr $38,910
Oregon $18.36/hr $38,180
Maryland $18.2/hr $37,860
Maine $18.18/hr $37,810
Michigan $18.16/hr $37,760
Kentucky $18.11/hr $37,660
West Virginia $17.89/hr $37,210
Idaho $17.49/hr $36,380
New Mexico $17.45/hr $36,290
New Hampshire $16.99/hr $35,350
South Dakota $16.5/hr $34,330
Wisconsin $16.19/hr $33,680
California $15.53/hr $32,300
Nevada $15.08/hr $31,370


Category: Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Total # Employed in the US 13,140
Average Hourly Wage: $42.13/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$19.3 $27.19 $40.35 $55.16 $73.3
Average Yearly Salary $87,620
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$40,150 $56,550 $83,920 $114,730 $152,460
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.1% 0.5% 0.8% 0.3% 2.5% 3.0% 92.8%
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Mississippi $56.65/hr $117,830
Alabama $55.99/hr $116,460
Colorado $53.06/hr $110,370
Nebraska $51.93/hr $108,010
Maine $50.31/hr $104,650
North Dakota $49.56/hr $103,090
Montana $47.03/hr $97,830
Virginia $46.78/hr $97,300
New Hampshire $45.28/hr $94,190
Idaho $44.44/hr $92,430
Oregon $44.1/hr $91,740
Pennsylvania $42.58/hr $88,560
California $41.39/hr $86,100
Arkansas $41.29/hr $85,890
Kentucky $41.26/hr $85,830
Ohio $40.78/hr $84,830
Wisconsin $40.37/hr $83,970
Alaska $40.29/hr $83,790
Wyoming $39.99/hr $83,170
Nevada $39.68/hr $82,540
New Mexico $39.6/hr $82,360
South Carolina $37.85/hr $78,740
South Dakota $37.1/hr $77,160
Washington $36.39/hr $75,690
Guam $36.38/hr $75,680
Utah $35.87/hr $74,610
Kansas $35.68/hr $74,220
Massachusetts $34.33/hr $71,400
Iowa $33.62/hr $69,930
Tennessee $33.6/hr $69,880
New Jersey $33.17/hr $68,990
New York $32.32/hr $67,230
District of Columbia $30.09/hr $62,580
Michigan $29.69/hr $61,760
North Carolina $26.3/hr $54,700


Category: Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Total # Employed in the US 26,350
Average Hourly Wage: $49.99/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$15.93 $27.11 $54.24 $68.74 $0.0
Average Yearly Salary $103,990
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$33,130 $56,390 $112,830 $142,970 $0
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.1% 0.5% 0.8% 0.3% 2.5% 3.0% 92.8%
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Virginia $85.74/hr $178,340
Colorado $81.16/hr $168,810
Kansas $75.34/hr $156,710
District of Columbia $63.33/hr $131,730
North Dakota $63.17/hr $131,400
Maryland $61.95/hr $128,860
New York $61.05/hr $126,980
Oklahoma $59.15/hr $123,040
Maine $59.12/hr $122,970
Connecticut $58.38/hr $121,440
Nebraska $58.38/hr $121,430
Iowa $55.26/hr $114,930
New Hampshire $54.44/hr $113,230
Michigan $53.57/hr $111,440
Kentucky $52.06/hr $108,280
Tennessee $51.55/hr $107,230
Pennsylvania $50.82/hr $105,710
Hawaii $50.75/hr $105,550
South Dakota $49.35/hr $102,650
Wisconsin $48.67/hr $101,240
Montana $43.84/hr $91,190
West Virginia $43.58/hr $90,650
Idaho $42.26/hr $87,910
Guam $42.08/hr $87,520
South Carolina $41.85/hr $87,050
Arkansas $39.76/hr $82,710
Utah $38.05/hr $79,140
Wyoming $36.58/hr $76,080
Oregon $33.67/hr $70,040
Washington $31.07/hr $64,610
Alabama $29.02/hr $60,370
Massachusetts $28.1/hr $58,450
Ohio $27.4/hr $56,990
California $25.73/hr $53,520
Louisiana $25.09/hr $52,180
Nevada $20.08/hr $41,770
New Jersey $19.57/hr $40,710


Category: Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Total # Employed in the US 12,610
Average Yearly Salary $62,750
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$32,470 $43,040 $57,500 $77,020 $104,170
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.7% 2.7% 2.3% 15.3% 34.6% 44.2%
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alabama - $55,730
Arkansas - $53,060
California - $81,560
Colorado - $86,820
Connecticut - $57,070
Delaware - $64,220
Florida - $57,030
Hawaii - $55,480
Idaho - $50,490
Indiana - $58,510
Kansas - $59,740
Kentucky - $57,520
Louisiana - $67,070
Maine - $44,740
Maryland - $65,120
Massachusetts - $54,080
Michigan - $55,760
Mississippi - $70,010
Missouri - $63,520
Montana - $67,800
Nebraska - $60,670
Nevada - $56,460
New Hampshire - $51,710
New Mexico - $52,890
New York - $52,960
North Dakota - $67,710
Ohio - $52,830
Oklahoma - $68,560
Oregon - $51,830
Pennsylvania - $58,140
South Carolina - $60,090
Tennessee - $67,310
Utah - $80,180
Virginia - $70,520
Washington - $64,260
West Virginia - $47,700
Wisconsin - $53,810
Wyoming - $62,550
Guam - $54,870
Puerto Rico - $48,500


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