As of September 2014, special agent trainees at the Federal Bureau of Investigations are paid $43,441 annually. Agents receive a locality adjustment of 17.5 percent while at the FBI Academy. Newly assigned FBI special agents are also paid $43,441 annually with a locality adjustment, depending on the office assignment.
As of 2014, the locality adjustment ranges between 12.5 to 28.7 percent of the base salary. Since FBI special agents are required to work 50-hour weeks on average, agents also receive a 25 percent availability pay. Therefore, new FBI special agents earn between $61,100 and $69,900 annually depending on the assigned location. Some agents may receive a relocation bonus if assigned to designated high-cost offices.