Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a DEA Agent is $65,634
What Do DEA Agents Do?
DEA agents work exclusively as agents for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in its efforts to control the import, sale and use of illegal drugs. To become an DEA agent, recruits must finish an 18-week training course that includes classes on using guns, situational decision-making and leadership skills. Other skills learned include rules of engagement (knowing when and how to apply deadly force), ethics, communication and marksmanship. Upon successful completion of basic training, the agent …Read more