How Much Money Does an FBI Agent Make?


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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.

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How Much Money Does an FBI Agent Make?
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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.

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