FBI Agent Salary

An FBI Agent earns an average salary of $62,786 per year.

$38,332 - $124,621
(Median)
$38K
$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,786
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$11.35 - $59.46
(Median)
$11
$24
$59
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,332 - $124,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Total Pay (?
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$35,696 - $128,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $59.46  
   
Overtime
$9.25 - $83.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
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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$35,696 - $128,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for FBI Agent

An FBI agent is a member of our federal law enforcement branch. Their mission is to enforce our country’s laws, defend against terrorist threats, and provide assistance to all forms of law enforcement. This branch is responsible for investigating many types of criminal activity, as well as assisting other law enforcement agencies with their investigations. Their primary responsibility is to investigate interstate crime. Some of the types of crimes they investigate are cyber crimes, drug trafficking, international espionage, and highly sensitive security investigations. FBI agents will perform several activities in their pursuit of the criminals. These agents will conduct surveillance, monitor wire taps, and go undercover. They will also interview all types of people related to the crime. An FBI agent can work in the office on occasion and out in the field. This position usually requires a great deal of travel. With all of these duties, a 40-hour workweek can run into overtime.

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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 55%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$63,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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