Average Special Agent (Federal) Salary

$85,893
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$4,861
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a Special Agent (Federal) is $85,893.
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$51k
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$86k
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$145k
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What Do Special Agent (Federal)s Do?

Special Agent (Federal) 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.

Job Satisfaction for Special Agent (Federal)

4.2 out of 5
(38)
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5Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Special Agent (Federal) are from the companies Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Department of Homeland Security where the average pay is $115,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Department Of State, earning around $110,000. U.S. Air Force (USAF) pays the lowest at around $70,000. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,004.

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What Are Popular Skills for Special Agent (Federal)s?

Skills in Fraud Investigation, Security Risk Management, Training, Security Policies and Procedures and Forensics are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Special Agent (Federal)s?

An entry-level Special Agent (Federal) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,539 based on 19 salaries. An early career Special Agent (Federal) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,963 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Special Agent (Federal) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,650 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Special Agent (Federal) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,692 based on 80 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,480.
Employees with Special Agent (Federal) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (18.3% more) and New York, New York (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (26.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (21.7% less) and Quantico, Virginia (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 254 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
23.6%
Mid Career
19.7%
Experienced
31.5%
Late Career
17.7%