Parole Officer Salary

Pay for Parole Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $40K annually. Pay generally varies between $31K and $74K per year. The majority of Parole Officers (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Though the majority of Parole Officers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$31,406 - $76,403

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$12.60 - $29.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,406 - $76,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$31,265 - $74,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $29.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $72.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$31,265 - $74,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Parole Officer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $37K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $42K. Parole Officers see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Parole Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 7%
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