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Average FBI Agent Salary at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

$65,261
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,120
Bonus
$1,850
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The average salary for an FBI Agent at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is $65,261.
10%
$44k
MEDIAN
$65k
90%
$94k
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$44k - $94k
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$48k - $102k
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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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for FBI Agents?

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

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 $50,000 based on 8 salaries. An early career FBI Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,302 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career FBI Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,533 based on 8 salaries. An experienced FBI Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,985 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Entry Level
25.0%
Early Career
34.4%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
15.6%