Average Parole Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Parole Officer is $42,849.
MEDIAN $42,849
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$32k - $79k
$600 - $3k
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$32k - $75k

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Job Description for Parole Officer

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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Parole Officer
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Fraud Investigator
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Popular Skills for Parole Officer

Skills in Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Risk Management, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Parole Officer

An entry-level Parole Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,541 based on 17 salaries. An early career Parole Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,511 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career Parole Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,473 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Parole Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,978 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,500.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Parole Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 63.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baltimore, Maryland (14.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.7% less).

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