FBI Agent Salary

An FBI Agent earns an average salary of $63,596 per year.

$39,110 - $121,717
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$120K
MEDIAN: $63,595
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$10.67 - $51.52
(Median)
$11
$21
$52
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,110 - $121,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,638  
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
Total Pay (?
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$34,500 - $123,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $51.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.47  
Overtime
$8.93 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,638  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$34,500 - $123,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for FBI Agent

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

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Experience Affects FBI Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$63,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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