An Immigration Officer earns an average salary of $52,739 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$31,510 - $96,818
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$32K
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MEDIAN: $52,738
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,510 - $96,818  
   
Bonus
$8,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,470 - $107,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$8,500  
   
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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$30,470 - $107,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Immigration Officer

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

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Experience Affects Immigration Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
up arrow 55%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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