Border Patrol Agent Salary

A sizeable majority of Border Patrol Agents in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $64K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Border Patrol Agents is high.

$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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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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Job Description for Border Patrol Agent

Border patrol agents are responsible for overseeing sections of the border between two countries to ensure that no unlawful activities or incursions take place. They use a variety of technology, such as infrared scopes, electronic sensors, low-light systems, and aircraft to monitor the border for activity, and this technology is often deployed at well-known incursion spots to best identify potential problems.

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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Border Patrol Agents make a median salary of $78K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income 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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