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Bounty Hunter and Bail Bondsman Salaries in Alabama

For a state of its size, Alabama has a higher crime rate than the national average in the United States, which provides bail bondsman in the state with plenty of opportunities to issue bonds, and bounty hunters with almost as many opportunities to track down jumpers. Nestled in the Deep South, Alabama is an interesting state because of its mixture of densely populated urban areas and sparsely populated rural areas, which provide people seeking to evade the law plenty of options.

Bounty Hunter Salary in Alabama

Since bounty hunters do not make a traditional salary, the yearly earnings they would make varies depending on how many captures they make and what percentage of the bond that the capture brings in.

The following bounty hunter salaries are based on information provided by Indeed.com and represent a real time average (as of September 2013) based on job openings:

  • Birmingham- $41,000 average salary a year
  • Montgomery- $49,000 average salary a year
  • Mobile- $47,000 average salary a year
  • Huntsville- $47,000 average salary a year

Bail Bondsman Salary in Alabama

Much like bounty hunters, bail bondsman in the state of Alabama also make their salary depending on how many bonds they issue, and the percentage they are paid for that bond.

The following is a list of the average yearly bail bondsman salary in the four largest metropolitan areas in the state:

  • Birmingham- $20,000 average salary a year
  • Montgomery- $24,000 average salary a year
  • Mobile- $23,000 average salary a year
  • Huntsville- $23,000 average salary a year

Bail bondsmen salaries shown are base salaries for employees and don’t represent earnings after fees and bond percentages are factored in.