Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Parole Officer is $42,773
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Parole Officers?
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 $38,661 based on 16 salaries. An early career Parole Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,973 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Parole Officers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.