Border Patrol Agents in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $55K per year. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance.

$38,287 - $99,178
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$38K
$55K
$99K
MEDIAN: $55,305
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$8.14 - $49.59
(Median)
$8
$18
$50
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$38,287 - $99,178  
   
Bonus
$100.00  
Total Pay (?
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$35,290 - $99,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $49.59  
   
Overtime
$16.80 - $60.61  
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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$35,290 - $99,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Border Patrol Agent

Border patrol agents are required to have extensive knowledge of the law and how to protect the country's borders, as they are responsible for ensuring safe traveling and transport of goods through a country's borders. They typically spend their days working outside along the borders of a country, as well as patrolling the waters to limit the flow of illegal trade, and are tasked with preventing any type of illegal immigration and protecting citizens from trafficking, terrorism, and more.

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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.


Border Patrol Agents with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. Border Patrol Agents bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $93K.

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Experience Affects Border Patrol Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 78%

Experienced
up arrow 67%

Mid-Career
up arrow 39%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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