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Bounty Hunter and Bail Bondsman Salaries in North Carolina

Prospective bail bondsmen and bounty hunters operating in North Carolina’s 100 counties will be interested to know what they can expect for a salary. The following numbers have been obtained from the analysis of current job and salary advertisements across the Tar Heel State for these positions.

These figures represent purely salary figures and do not include any percentage commissions or fees, both of which supplement bounty hunter and bail bondsman earnings considerably.

Bounty Hunter Salary in North Carolina

Bounty hunters in North Carolina, also known as bail bond runners, were recently calculated to be earning the following average yearly salaries in the top cities across the state:

  • Statewide $47,000
  • Charlotte $48,000
  • Raleigh $44,000
  • Greensboro $41,000
  • Durham $44,000
  • Winston-Salem $39,000
  • Fayetteville $46,000
  • Cary $44,000
  • High Point $40,000
  • Wilmington $46,000

Bail Bondsman Salary in North Carolina

In addition to any salary they may earn, bail bondsman also make a significant portion of revenue from percentage fees associated with their clients’ original bail amount- usually at least 10 percent. These earnings are not included with the following annual entry-level salary figures:

  • Statewide $23,000
  • Charlotte $24,000
  • Raleigh $22,000
  • Greensboro $20,000
  • Durham $22,000
  • Winston-Salem $19,000
  • Fayetteville $23,000
  • Cary $22,000
  • High Point $20,000
  • Wilmington $23,000

Salary Supplementation

These salary numbers provided do not paint a complete picture of the earning power of a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in North Carolina. To have an idea of total earnings it is necessary to factor in:

  • Bail bondsman:
    • Bail percentage commission
    • Tax credits and deductions
    • Any additional fees associated with flight risk or extra services

  • Bounty hunters:
    • Commission percentage agreed with the bail bondsman
    • Out-of-state expenses fee
    • Lodging fee
    • Supplies and travel fee
    • Fee for personal risk