FBI Agent Salary in the US

$77,969
per year
per month
$6,500
per month
per year

FBI Special Agent - Average Salary

The average salary for an FBI Agent is $77,969 per year ($6,500 per month), which is $24,479 (+46%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent can expect a starting salary of $50,748 (GL-10). The highest salaries can exceed $103,309.
FBI Agent wages are based on the General Schedule (GS) pay scale, starting on pay grade GS-10, step 1.
$50,748
Low
$77,969
Average salary
$103,309
High
$4,230
Low
$6,500
Average salary
$8,610
High

FBI Agent Salary Range

Low
$50,748
Average salary
$77,969
Experienced
$92,713
High
$103,309
Low
$4,230
Average salary
$6,500
Experienced
$7,730
High
$8,610
Among FBI Special Agents, New Special Agents (called New Agent Trainees or NATs) while in training at Quantico and FBI Field Agents in their first years upon graduation from training have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Criminal Profilers, FBI Intelligence Analysts and Special Agents in supervisory, managerial or executive positions enjoy the highest salaries (on the GS-14 or GS-15 level).

FBI Special Agent - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
FBI Supervisory Special Agent$102K/year
+31% 
New Special Agent$50K/year
 -36%

FBI Agent - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A new FBI Agent can expect to earn a base starting salary of $51,000 per year. A mid career Special Agent (SA) with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $55,000, while an experienced FBI Agent with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $79,000. FBI Special Agents with more than 20 years of experience earn $90,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an FBI Agent

Late Career▲ +15%
Experienced▲ +1%
Average Salary$77,969/year
Mid Career▼ -29%
Entry Level▼ -35%

Gender Breakdown

Female
32%
Male
68%

FBI Agent - Jobs by Location

FBI Agent - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all FBI Agent jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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