Immigration Officer Salary

An Immigration Officer earns an average salary of $53,718 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$35,234 - $102,237
$35K
$54K
$100K
MEDIAN: $53,718
10%
50%
90%

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$12.21 - $44.22
$26
MEDIAN: $26.50
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,234 - $102,237  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,833 - $107,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.50  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$30,833 - $107,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Immigration Officer

Immigration officers work within a government agency, particularly the Department of Homeland Security, to assess various aspects of immigration procedures, as well as research and analyze U.S. immigration laws, regulations, and procedures and interpret and apply them to individual cases and visa applications. They typically use departmental guidance, legal databases, and other research tools to fulfill their tasks.

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Immigration Officer Tasks

  • Check documents and paper to ensure proper documentation.
  • Ensure any person denied entry returns or is detained.
  • Process and grant or deny visa requests.
  • Determine acceptability of visa, travel, asylum and other requests.

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Pay by Experience Level for Immigration Officer

Pay by Experience for an Immigration Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Immigration Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Immigration Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Immigration Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 12 salaries. An Immigration Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Immigration Officer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Immigration Officer Salaries

Experienced
▲58%

Late-Career
▲56%

Mid-Career
▲52%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
no benefits
None: 6%