Parole Officer Salary

The average Parole Officer in the United States earns approximately $42K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Parole Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,336 - $77,117
$31K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,259
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50%
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$14.94 - $33.50
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MEDIAN: $21.90
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$0$77K
Salary $31,336 - $77,117
Bonus $1,675
Total Pay (?
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$31,441 - $74,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $14.94 - $33.50
Overtime $10.21 - $50.89
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $1,675
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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$31,441 - $74,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Parole Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Parole Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Parole Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Parole Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 35 salaries. A Parole Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 25 salaries.

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.

Parole Officer in Austin:
"Excellent career choice."
Be ready for anything.

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Key Stats for Parole Officer

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Parole Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Skills That Affect Parole Officer Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Case Management
▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 4%
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