Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Special Agent make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$96,009 / yrTotal Pay
$74,721 / yrBase Pay
$21,288 / yrAdditional Pay

$96,009

 / yr
$25K$438K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Special Agent is $96,009 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $74,721 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,288 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Special Agent salary is $74,721. Salaries can range from $25,275 - $437,637. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Special Agent in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $96,009.

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What are some related job titles for Special Agent?

Some related job titles are Fraud Investigator Salaries with median pay of $67,147, Law Enforcement Salaries with median pay of $74,053, Corporate Investigator Salaries with median pay of $73,294, Investigator Salaries with median pay of $65,697.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
4.0

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Special Agent

$146,877

 /yr
Range: $67K - $377K

$67K

$377K

$67,000 - $377,235 Range

US Department of Homeland Security
3.8

$144,386

 /yr
Range: $63K - $189K

$63K

$189K

$62,924 - $189,318 Range

U.S. Department of State
4.0

$134,012

 /yr
Range: $76K - $191K

$76K

$191K

$75,620 - $190,589 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Special Agent

$84,321

 /yr
Range: $49K - $146K

$49K

$146K

$48,749 - $146,248 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

$144,818

 /yr
Range: $67K - $190K

$67K

$190K

$66,900 - $190,114 Range

US Secret Service
3.8

US Secret Service

Special Agent

$157,682

 /yr
Range: $89K - $188K

$89K

$188K

$89,342 - $188,158 Range

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
3.8

$81K

$183K

$81,393 - $182,896 Range

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DEA
3.9

DEA

Special Agent

$135,918

 /yr
Range: $60K - $215K

$60K

$215K

$60,292 - $215,101 Range

US Department of Justice
4.1

$151,597

 /yr
Range: $99K - $184K

$99K

$184K

$99,138 - $184,133 Range

IRS
3.5

IRS

Special Agent

$136,459

 /yr
Range: $85K - $184K

$85K

$184K

$84,696 - $183,798 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Special Agent

$72,924

 /yr
Range: $44K - $156K

$44K

$156K

$44,314 - $156,300 Range

US Department of Treasury
4.1

$159,067

 /yr
Range: $127K - $186K

$127K

$186K

$126,699 - $186,335 Range

California Department of Justice
4.1

California Department of Justice

Special Agent - Monthly

$7,146

 /mo
Range: $6K - $9K

$6K

$9K

$5,606 - $9,359 Range

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations
4.1

$63,963

 /yr
Range: $45K - $152K

$45K

$152K

$44,668 - $152,000 Range

CSX
2.6

CSX

Special Agent

$84,269

 /yr
Range: $74K - $100K

$74K

$100K

$74,450 - $100,000 Range

NCIS
3.8

NCIS

Special Agent

$151,597

 /yr
Range: $110K - $181K

$110K

$181K

$109,954 - $180,907 Range

Bureau of Diplomatic Security
4.0

$117,233

 /yr
Range: $104K - $151K

$104K

$151K

$103,861 - $150,898 Range

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
3.2

$47K

$136K

$46,565 - $136,233 Range

BNSF Railway
2.4

BNSF Railway

Special Agent

$82,039

 /yr
Range: $76K - $91K

$76K

$91K

$75,973 - $90,822 Range

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
3.7

$55K

$107K

$55,000 - $107,340 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Special Agent salaries

The national average salary for a Special Agent is $108,708 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Special Agent salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 686 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Special Agent employees.

The highest salary for a Special Agent in United States is $184,687 per year.

The lowest salary for a Special Agent in United States is $63,986 per year.

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