Parole Officer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Parole Officer is $39,563 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Parole Officer Salary (?
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$31,931 - $70,997
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MEDIAN: $39,562
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Parole Officer Salary (?
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$13.40 - $28.69
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,931 - $70,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$31,791 - $68,900  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $28.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $72.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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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$31,791 - $68,900  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Parole Officer

Parole officers oversee and monitor individuals who have recently been released from prison. A felon who has been released from prison must follow rules and regulations mandated by the state, court and parole board. Parole officers must keep track of parolees and help keep them in line. They also learn the life and criminal history of the person they oversee. They make planned and surprise visits to the home of past offenders to make sure they are following the conditions of their parole. Parole officers can also use GPS tracking to ensure the parolee doesn't visit locations they are supposed to avoid.
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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.

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Experience Affects Parole Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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