Border Patrol Agent Salary

Male Border Patrol Agents number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $64K per year in the United States. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Border Patrol Agents report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,618 - $95,382
(Median)
$35K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,729
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90%

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$12.12 - $48.38
(Median)
$12
$20
$48
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,618 - $95,382  
   
Bonus
$100.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,624 - $95,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $48.38  
   
Overtime
$16.57 - $51.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,624 - $95,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Border Patrol Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Border Patrol Agents make a median salary of $78K. Border Patrol Agents who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $74K.

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Experience Affects Border Patrol Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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