Parole Officer Salary

Median pay for Parole Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $41K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Parole Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men.

$31,088 - $76,051
$31K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,303
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$13.00 - $31.19
$13
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$31
MEDIAN: $21.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,088 - $76,051  
   
Bonus
$2,450  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,078 - $73,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $31.19  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$2,450  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,078 - $73,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Parole Officer

When an incarcerated individual is released from prison while the time limit of his/her original sentence still remains (typically for good behavior or other extenuating circumstances), that prisoner is said to be on parole. A parole officer is a specialized worker in the criminal justice system who helps these paroled persons to get re-acquainted with life outside the penal system. They help place these persons in temporary housing and work with them regarding job training and placement while closely monitoring their behavior and social acquaintances.

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Parole Officer Tasks

  • Conduct pre-sentence investigations.
  • Makes recommendations for rehabilitation, treatment plans, conditions of probation, the need for incarceration, and appropriate level.
  • Complete investigations with cooperation from other criminal justices agencies.
  • Make placement recommendations concerning offenders sentenced to the Department of Corrections.

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Pay by Experience Level for Parole Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($40K) on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

Parole Officer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Parole Officer?

Parole Officer in Houston:
"Prepare to Leap before you Look/engage in projects not plan."
Organize, organize, organize... Must have and demonstrate good organizing skills, plan your activities well and prepare for constant scheduling changes with little reaction/response time. Prepare to Leap before you Look/engage in projects that are not well planned or thought out.

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Key Stats for Parole Officer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Parole Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Parole Officer Salaries

Case Management
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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