Probation Officer Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Probation Officer Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Probation Officer Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Probation Officers:

What is a Probation Officer?

Probation Officers — also known as Case Managers, Parole Officers, Correctional Officers or Correctional Counselors — provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. They also make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

What is the Salary Range for a Probation Officer?

Depending on the work setting and state where Probation Officers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Probation Officers made between $33,000 and $88,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $55,000.

How Many Probation Officers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
87,500 0.8% $26.63 $55,380 0.8%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Probation Officer is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.17 $19.01 $24.12 $32.41 $42.76

Where Are Most Probation Officers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 11,760 0.74 1.18 $40.07 $83,350
Texas 8,070 0.69 1.10 $21.98 $45,710
New York 4,450 0.49 0.79 $32.28 $67,140
Florida 4,420 0.54 0.86 $18.80 $39,090
Pennsylvania 4,310 0.75 1.20 $25.68 $53,410

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What are the Laws for Probation Officer Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Probation Officers are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Probation Officer overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Probation Officer overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Probation Officers. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Probation Officers Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Probation Officers provide social services to law offenders, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Probation Officer can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Probation Officer Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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