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As one of the most heavily populated states in the Deep South, Georgia is a great place for anyone looking to get into the bail bondsman and bounty hunter career fields. In Georgia, many bail bondsman and bounty hunters belong to an organized labor group known as the Georgia Association of Professional Bondsman (GAPB).
There are very few downsides when it comes to being a bounty hunter in the state of Georgia, but it can prove difficult if the bounty hunter has no prior experience no established reputation in the state. This is because the bail bondsman – as stated in Georgia state laws – is entirely responsible and accountable for the bounty hunter’s actions. This proves difficult for those who are attempting to create an independent, private bounty hunting business- unless they have the credentials to establish trust with bail bondsmen throughout the state. Yet, it is not difficult to obtain a bounty hunter license in the state and gain useful experience through the GAPB, which offers a variety of training and educational resources for aspiring bounty hunters and bail bondsman.
Bounty Hunter Salary in Georgia
Bounty hunters do not make a traditional salary, but rather their earnings are entirely dependent on how many bail jumpers they bring in, as the hunters make a percentage for each capture based on the amount of the bail bond issued.
The following is a list of the average annual salaries for bounty hunters in the largest cities in Georgia, as provided by Indeed.com (indeed.com provides local data based on survey results and current job listings):
- Atlanta: $62,000
- Augusta: $62,000
- Columbus: $59,000
- Savannah: $64,000
Bail Bondsman Salary in Georgia
Although bail bondsmen aren’t typically salary earners, per se, since they collect a fee associated with the bond they issue, those that work for large companies often do get paid a modest salary. While bail bondsman salaries may seem low, it is because the percentage they make from issuing bail bonds is not factored in
The following are the average yearly base salaries for bail bondsman working for Georgia’s larger bail bonds companies:
- Atlanta: $28,000
- Augusta: $24,000
- Columbus: $24,000
- Savannah: $23,000