FBI Agent Salary

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

$38,736 - $122,558
$39K
$65K
$120K
MEDIAN: $64,613
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50%
90%

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$9.89 - $50.59
$9
$21
$51
MEDIAN: $21.30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,736 - $122,558  
   
Bonus
$139.07 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$2,480  
Total Pay (?
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$35,431 - $123,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $50.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$8.30 - $96.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$139.07 - $25,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,480  
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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$35,431 - $123,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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

Pay by Experience for an FBI Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level FBI Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An FBI Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced FBI Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 81 salaries. An FBI Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,360

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Key Stats for FBI Agent

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects FBI Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

▲15%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 14%
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