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Bounty Hunter and Bail Bondsman Salaries in New Hampshire

The process for becoming a bounty hunter in New Hampshire tends to be much stricter than other states. A prospective bounty hunter must undergo training and licensing requirements and them much register with the state. In New Hampshire, bounty hunters are referred to as recovery agents, and must have insurance of at least $300,000 before attempting to apprehend any bail jumpers.


Bounty Hunter Salary in New Hampshire

Recovery agents in the state make their salary from the capture of bail jumpers. Since recovery agents do not make a traditional hourly wage, their income is entirely dependant on the number of bail jumpers than can capture (with bigger bail bonds worth more than the jumpers who violated smaller bonds.)

Recovery agents earn an average yearly salary of $62,000 in New Hampshire, according to Indeed.com. Indeed is a salary aggregation site, which collects and analyzes salary information from job postings around the country. The following are the average salaries in the largest cities in New Hampshire:

  • Manchester: $63,000
  • Nashua: $65,000
  • East Concord: $63,000
  • Concord: $62,000
  • Derry Village: $62,000

Bail Bondsman Salary in New Hampshire

Bail bondsmen who work for bail bonds companies, as opposed to owning their own bonding company,  earn a salary through the combination of a traditional wage and fees collected from the bail bonds that they issue. The bonds are usually issued with a 10-percent fee and bonds average out to usually between $500 and $100,000- although it can occasionally be higher than that. In New Hampshire, a bail bondsman will earn an average salary of $34,000.

The following are the average base salaries for bail bondsmen in the largest cities in New Hampshire:

  • Manchester: $35,000
  • Nashua: $36,000
  • East Concord: $35,000
  • Concord: $35,000
  • Derry Village: $35,000