An annual salary for a border patrol agent ranges between $36,000 and $70,000 per year. Most agents range in salary from $36,000 to $46,000 in their first year of service.
Agents have the potential of earning $70,000 after three years of service. Border patrol agents may also earn 10 to 25 percent additional pay for performance of extra duty time. They also get paid night deferential, Sunday, and holiday pay. Agents that hold a master's degree typically start off with better pay. With satisfactory performance, annual raises are given for the first few years of service. Supervisory positions have even higher earning potential.