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What is the Average Bail Bondsman Salary in 2018?

The bail bondsman industry as a whole earns roughly $2 million in profit annually. And with the industry continuing to grow, these profits are going to trend even higher.

Question: Are YOU profiting from the industry? If not, why? Unlike with most other career options, you don’t even need a college degree to start in this industry.

All you need is a high school diploma, a clean record and a willingness to work hard. Combined, these three have made many entry-level bail bondsmen in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia into successful business owners.

That’s the beauty of being a bail bondsman. That and a great bail bondsman salary. Granted, you won’t earn the big bucks starting out, but neither did Dog the Bounty Hunter.

If you’re interested in learning more about what you can expect from a career as a bail bondsman, continue reading.

Entry-Level Bail Bondsman Salary

New bail bondsmen earn roughly $25,000 annually or about $10 to $15 per hour. The exact salary depends on the bail company which contracts them.

And yes, when first starting out, most new bail bondsmen contract with established companies like us. This helps them build meaningful experience and contacts.

To follow their path, you must obtain a certain base of education, but we don’t mean college. If starting out of a North Carolina metropolitan like Charlotte or Raleigh, for instance, you must pass a pre-licensing class.

After passing the course, you’d then need to be electronically finger-printed, apply to take the state exam and then take the state exam. Note that each step requires paying certain fees.

The last step would be to obtain your license, which can run you a few hundred dollars. After jumping this hurdle, though, you’d be ready to contract for us.

Keep in mind that North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia each have their own specific licensing requirements. But we can help you sort all that out.

Salary For Experienced Bail Bondsmen

Experienced bondsmen who establish their own business earn anywhere between $50,000 to $150,000 per year. A lot of it depends on location.

In the small North Carolina town of Boone, bail bondsmen salaries go up to only as high as $70,000. In larger metropolitan areas such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, the bail bondsman salary tends to be higher.

Though the money is tempting, we don’t recommend launching your own full-fledged bail outfit your first year on the job. You’d be better off working under our supervision. We’ll show you the ropes and give you the tools to succeed.

We’ll even perform free property searches for you, provide free forms and documents and even give you assistance with Spanish-speaking clients.

Become A Bail Bondsman Today

Ready to become a bail bondsman? At Amistad & Associates, we’re ready to help!

We’ll help you get set up, teach you how to maintain your records, show you how to post bonds, handle forfeitures, and more!

First step? Fill out our pre-application. If you meet our minimum requirements (most people do!) we’ll be in touch soon.

We look forward to meeting you!