Hawaii is an interesting state for those looking to get into the bail bondsman and bounty hunting business. Since Hawaii is so far from the continental United States, it can be an attractive location for any bail jumpers looking to avoid the law at all costs, which means it is a particularly potentially lucrative location for anyone looking to become a bounty hunter.
Hawaii is also an interesting option because of its geography- most of the state is rural in nature, with plenty of low profile communities in which to hide, but it does have larger cities that also pose a challenge of their own when it comes to locating people with bounty on their head.
There is also a lack of regulations concerning bounty hunting in Hawaii, which makes it an easy place to set-up a business in for those that are new and inexperienced in the business. Conversely, there are very few bail bondsman businesses in the state, which means finding work can prove to be difficult for those not looking to set up an independent bail bonds company.
Bounty Hunter Salary in Hawaii
The following is a breakdown of the average annual salary earned by bounty hunters in the largest cities in Hawaii, as provided by Indeed.com (the information provided by indeed.com reflects current job postings in these cities):
- Honolulu: $48,000
- Kailua-Kona: $45,000
- Hilo: $48,000
Bail Bondsman Salary in Hawaii
The following is a list of the average yearly salaries for bail bondsman in the state. The figures are low because they do not factor in the bond percentage that bail bonds earn when working as salaried employees for Hawaii’s larger bail bonds companies. After bond percentage payouts, bail bondsmen can make four times the salaries shown here:
- Honolulu: $16,000
- Kailua-Kona: $17,000
- Hilo: $15,000
Bail bond company business owners often earn six-figure incomes charging as much as 15% on the bonds they issue.