An FBI Agent earns an average salary of $65,690 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.
FBI Agent Total Pay (?
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$39,044 - $131,479
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98K
130K
MEDIAN: $65,690
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FBI Agent Total Pay (?
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$11.68 - $60.00
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,044 - $131,479  
   
Bonus
$1.43 - $20,024  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $19,653  
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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$38,531 - $138,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$9.66 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1.43 - $20,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $19,653  
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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$38,531 - $138,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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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Pay by Experience Level for FBI Agent
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 26%
Dallas
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National Average
$70,000
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Experience Affects FBI Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 79%
Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$70,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.
Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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