How Much Do Bounty Hunters Make

Published: 12th November 2008
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How Much Do Bounty Hunters Make:

The popularity of dog the bounty hunter has given rise to an enormous amount of interest in the bounty hunting career. So what is it about this highly lucrative but dangerous job that makes it so appealing?



While no one knows dog the bounty hunter salary there is no doubt he's making a killing.

A profession bounty hunter typically gets around 10-20% of the original bond amount if they capture and return the fugitive within the forfeiture time frame established by the court. Say for example 180 days.



Bounty hunters generally work for a bail bondsman who puts up the money to bail the criminal out. In other cases they do both jobs. In either case you might have to hustle to get work. They normally work on a contingency basis, If you don't return the fugitive you do not get paid.



It is important to point out, bounty hunting is not a 9-5 hourly job so there are no guarantees you'll make any money. Depending on the number of fugitives you catch and the individual amount of bail, determines the bounty hunter's salary. It's quite possible that you could make $25,000 your first year while working on your skills.



The best thing to do starting out is to check out a bounty hunter school NY seems to be a strong haven for people wanting to enter this career. Online courses in bounty hunting will teach you surveillance, negotiations, skip tracing, apprehension and fugitive recovery.



Along the way try finding a mentor. Think about how much you could learn spending time with an experienced bounty hunter. I can't think of a better way to gain knowledge than from someone who could show you the ropes



If you are limited by money you could always start out part time and group your money and resources with others in your area. Many bounty hunters work together even though they work for different office bail bondsman.



Still want a career as a bounty hunter?

The specific requirements of becoming a bounty hunter are state specific, so start there first. Once you've decided that this is the career you want to pursue, It is definitely worth the investment of time to check out a bounty hunter school for training

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