Average FBI Agent Salary

$65,574
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,820
Bonus
$2,900
Commission
$1,840
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The average salary for an FBI Agent is $65,574.
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$40k
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$66k
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$116k
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$40k - $116k
Bonus
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Total Pay
$39k - $119k
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What Do FBI Agents Do?

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

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What Are Popular Skills for FBI Agents?

Skills in Intelligence Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language, Security Risk Management, Training and Leadership.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for FBI Agents?

An entry-level FBI Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,157 based on 43 salaries. An early career FBI Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,193 based on 113 salaries. A mid-career FBI Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,895 based on 65 salaries. An experienced FBI Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,114 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,247.
Employees with FBI Agent in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (33.8% less), Dallas, Texas (21.5% less) and Miami, Florida (14.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 337 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
33.5%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
11.0%