Special Agent (Federal) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Special Agent (Federal) is $89,395 per year.
Special Agent (Federal) Total Pay (?
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$51,993 - $125,580
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National Salary Data

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$51,993 - $125,580  
   
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$0.00 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$50,335 - $125,950  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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
National Average
$89,000
Washington
up arrow 7%
New York
up arrow 16%
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Experience Affects Special Agent (Federal) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$89,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 4%
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