Parole Officer Salary

Parole Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $41K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more female Parole Officers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,866 - $77,337
$31K
$41K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,459
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$12.91 - $31.29
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$31
MEDIAN: $20.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,866 - $77,337  
   
Bonus
$2,450  
Total Pay (?
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$30,819 - $74,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $31.29  
   
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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$30,819 - $74,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

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.

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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
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Parole Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Parole Officer Salaries

Case Management
▲1%

National Average
$42,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 3%