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Parole Officer Salary

Median pay for Parole Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $40K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $32K to $72K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Parole Officers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Parole Officers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,799 - $74,405
(Median)
$32K
$40K
$74K
MEDIAN: $40,148
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50%
90%

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$12.36 - $29.39
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,799 - $74,405  
   
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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$31,590 - $72,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $29.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $72.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$31,590 - $72,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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.


For many Parole Officers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. During the first five years of their careers, Parole Officers see a median income of $37K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $42K. Parole Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Parole Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $62K.

Parole Officer Advice

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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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Experience Affects Parole Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 9%
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