Special Agent (Federal) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Special Agent (Federal) is $89,663 per year.
Special Agent (Federal) Salary (?
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$49,532 - $125,758
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MEDIAN: $89,663
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National Salary Data

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$49,532 - $125,758  
   
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$0.00 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$48,788 - $126,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Special Agent (Federal)

  • Record interviews using cameras or other means.
  • Interview suspects and witnesses to obtain and verify information.
  • Search for and collect evidence, such as fingerprints, DNA samples and computer records.
  • Identify case issues and evidence based on complaints, charges or allegations of violations.
  • Prepare detailed reports of findings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Agent (Federal)

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$90,000
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Experience Affects Special Agent (Federal) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Experienced
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National Average
$90,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 3%