FBI Agent Salary

An FBI Agent earns an average salary of $64,313 per year.

$38,309 - $123,070
$38K
$64K
$120K
MEDIAN: $64,313
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90%

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$9.95 - $50.25
$10
$21
$50
MEDIAN: $21.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,309 - $123,070  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,740  
Total Pay (?
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$34,772 - $123,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $50.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$9.00 - $95.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$50.00 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,740  
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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$34,772 - $123,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for FBI Agent

The FBI is the law enforcement organization in the United States charged with the duty of investigating federal crimes. An FBI agent is a person who works for this group is an investigator. He or she collects evidence, interviews persons who may have knowledge of the crimes committed, and analyzes this data with other personnel and FBI resources. When necessary, an FBI agent also helps to arrest and detain persons suspected of federal crimes, until such time as those individuals can stand trial. The FBI officially serves as the investigative arm of the US Department of Justice.

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FBI Agent Tasks

  • Identify case issues and evidence based on complaints, charges or allegations of violations.
  • Prepare detailed reports of findings.
  • Search for and collect evidence, such as fingerprints, DNA samples and computer records.
  • Record interviews using cameras or other means.
  • Interview suspects and witnesses to obtain and verify information.

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Pay by Experience Level for FBI Agent

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,047

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Key Stats for FBI Agent

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects FBI Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

▲16%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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