Border Patrol Agent Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Border Patrol Agents in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $54K per year nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most Border Patrol Agents are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,575 - $101,160
$39K
$53K
$100K
MEDIAN: $53,071
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$11.69 - $44.59
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$0$101K
Salary $38,575 - $101,160
Bonus $101.13
Total Pay (?
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$34,749 - $101,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $11.69 - $44.59
Overtime $19.77 - $58.72
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $101.13
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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$34,749 - $101,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Border Patrol Agent

Border patrol agents are required to have extensive knowledge of the law and how to protect the country's borders, as they are responsible for ensuring safe traveling and transport of goods through a country's borders. They typically spend their days working outside along the borders of a country, as well as patrolling the waters to limit the flow of illegal trade, and are tasked with preventing any type of illegal immigration and protecting citizens from trafficking, terrorism, and more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Border Patrol Agent

Pay by Experience for a Border Patrol Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Border Patrol Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Border Patrol Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Border Patrol Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 29 salaries. A Border Patrol Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Border Patrol Agent

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Border Patrol Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲79%

Experienced
▲58%

Mid-Career
▲37%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 2%
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