Bonding Agent

Investigate arrested persons to determine bondability.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $75,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bonding Agents do?

Investigates arrested person to determine bondability: Interviews bond applicant to ascertain character and financial status. Furnishes bond for prescribed fee upon determining intention of accused to appear in court. Posts and signs bond with court clerk to obtain release of client. Forfeits amount of bond if client fails to appear for trial.

Should I be a Bonding Agent?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Bail Bonding Agent, Intelligence Agent

    How to become a Bonding Agent

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