Bounty Hunter and Bail Bondsman Salaries in Arizona

Arizona is one of the most highly trafficked states in the Southwest because of its vicinity to the US-Mexico border. Unfortunately, the state’s proximity to the border also makes it an attractive destination for people seeking to evade the law. While it is more common to think of Arizona as a place where illegal immigrants seek refuge, it is not uncommon for criminals that are US citizens to try and cross the border into Mexico in order to seek refuge from law enforcement. Even in historical terms the state of Arizona has been a destination for outlaws seeking to evade justice, and that history lives on today. This situation is also why bounty hunters come to the state- to capture fugitives on the run from the law and bring them to justice, and collect a bounty.

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Bounty Hunter Salary in Arizona

The following is a list of the average bounty hunter salaries in the four most populated metropolitan regions in the state of Arizona. The salary information is from, which uses a variety of sources including job postings to calculate the average salary in each city.

Bounty hunter salaries vary depending on the area that they work in, as well as how many captures they make (as bounty hunters are not paid a traditional salary, but rather make money depending on how many captures they make and how large the bounty is for each individual capture.)

On average, bounty hunters in the state of Arizona make $40,000 a year.

  • Phoenix- $39,000 per year
  • Tucson-  $38,000 per year
  • Mesa- $39,000 per year
  • Glendale- $39,000 per year


Bail Bondsman Salary in Arizona

The following is the average bail bondsman salary in the four largest cities in the state. These are base salaries for employees, which do not include percentages and fees earned on the amount of the bond:

  • Phoenix- $19,000 per year
  • Tucson- $19,000 per year
  • Mesa- $19,000 per year
  • Glendale- $19,000 per year
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