The average pay scale for homeland security jobs is between $25,443 and $56,846 a year, depending on the type of job. Federal special agents have the highest average pay for homeland security jobs.
Transportation security officers tend to make the least amount of money within homeland security, making between $25,443 and $40,924 a year. Immigration officers earn between $33,230 and $111,545. Border patrol agents are higher on the spectrum for lower pay scales, starting at an average of $51,055 and going up to an average of $99,478. Federal special agents can earn an average of $56,846 to $137,301. Pay depends on education, experience and special training.