The Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana (POPAI) Executive Board has concerns the minimum salary schedule for probation officers has not changed since adopted in its current form on September 10, 2002.  Though slight cost of living adjustments have occurred in the years since its adoption, frequently these increases have not permitted the schedule to keep pace with inflation and other professions that also require a bachelor’s degree to perform.

On March 25, 2022, POPAI finalized and published a Proposal to Amend the Minimum Salary Schedule for Indiana Probation Officers.  This proposal was based on several factors, including a survey of chief probation officers conducted in October-November, 2021.  After receiving feedback on the proposal, the Board decided to conduct another survey of chief probation officers that had focused recommendations and proposed dollar amounts so the Board could learn how these recommendations may impact each jurisdiction.  This survey, conducted in April 2022, received a similarly high response rate as the initial survey and chiefs were overwhelming supportive of the proposed changes.

The following document presents the results of both surveys and revised recommendations for changes to the salary schedule.  Again, we plan to approach the Probation Officers Advisory Board, Indiana Office of Court Services, and the Judicial Conference with our recommendations and hope to gain their support.  We will keep our membership informed of our activities.

As you read through the document, please feel free to contact any member of the POPAI Executive Board with questions or comments.  You can also use our general email ( and it will be forwarded to the Board.  We appreciate hearing from our members about the work we are doing for you!  Thank you for your support.

POPAI Proposal to Amend PO Salary Scale Revised 07072022