The average pay for a Sky Marshal or Air Marshal is $67,249 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,142 - $110,495
MEDIAN: $67,249

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$38,142 - $110,495  
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$27,000 - $109,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Sky Marshal or Air Marshal

A sky marshal or air marshal is a key element in helping to maintain passenger safety and ensuring the security of commercial flights. These persons typically work undercover as part of federal aviation and security authorities. They normally board planes disguised as regular passengers, but are specially trained to intervene if a situation occurs during travel that imperils the plane, crew, and/or passengers. Sky marshals or air marshals typically spend a great deal of time in active commercial air travel and performing related field work.


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Experience Affects Sky Marshal or Air Marshal Salaries

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National Average

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 30%