How Much Do CIA Agents Typically Make?


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CIA agents make between $74,872 and $136,771 for full-time work, according to the official Central Intelligence Agency website, cia.gov. Payscale.com pegs the average salary of a CIA agent at $81,623 annually, with entry-level agents in the $40,000 to $60,000 range.

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The many amenities to which CIA agents are privy are not included in the listed salaries. The federal government takes care of medical, fitness and other lifestyle concerns, as well as continued education fees - via the Education Loan Repayment Aid Plan - and even dry-cleaning. The position of Special Agent confers a high degree of autonomy, as well as the higher end of the payscale spectrum.

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