Border Patrol Agent Demographics and Statistics In The US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for border patrol agents in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 3,536 border patrol agents currently employed in the United States.
- 14.0% of all border patrol agents are women, while 86.0% are men.
- The average age of an employed border patrol agent is 39 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of border patrol agents is White (60.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22.0%), Black or African American (9.1%) and Unknown (4.3%).
- Border patrol agents are most in-demand in Mobile, AL.
- Los Angeles, CA pays an annual average wage of $63,971, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned.
- Arizona is the best state for border patrol agents to live.
- Border patrol agents are 44% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.
Border Patrol Agent Statistics By Gender
14.0% of border patrol agents are women and 86.0% of border patrol agents are men.
- Male, 86.0%
- Female, 14.0%
Border Patrol Agents By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Border Patrol Agent
Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Border Patrol Agent Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the border patrol agent position over time.
Border Patrol Agent Gender By Year
Border Patrol Agent Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, deputy sheriff-k9 handler and fugitive investigator have the biggest difference in gender.
|Border Patrol Agent||86%||14%|
|Deputy Sheriff-K9 Handler||98%||2%|
Border Patrol Agent Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among border patrol agents is White, which makes up 60.8% of all border patrol agents. Comparatively, there are 22.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 60.8%
- Hispanic or Latino, 22.0%
- Black or African American, 9.1%
- Unknown, 4.3%
- Asian, 2.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Border Patrol Agent Race
|Border Patrol Agent Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||22.0%|
|Black or African American||9.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9%|
Border Patrol Agent Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among border patrol agents.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Border Patrol Agent Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Border Patrol Agent Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$44,882|
|Hispanic or Latino||$50,541|
Border Patrol Agent JOBS
Average Age of a Border Patrol Agent
We determined the average age of border patrol agents based on ethnicity and gender.
Border Patrol Agent Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||42||43|
|Hispanic or Latino||39||36|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||41.5|
Border Patrol Agent Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of border patrol agent employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of border patrol agents is 40+ years old, which represents 50% of the population.
Border Patrol Agent Age
|Border Patrol Agent Years||Percentages|
Types of Border Patrol Agent Degree Levels
The most common degree for border patrol agents is bachelor's degree 63% of border patrol agents earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 19% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 8%.
- Bachelors, 63%
- Associate, 19%
- High School Diploma, 8%
- Masters, 5%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Border Patrol Agents By Education
|Border Patrol Agent Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||8%|
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Border Patrol Agent Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$42,522|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$47,909|
Border Patrol Agent Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where border patrol agents work. We found most border patrol agents work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most border patrol agents is the government industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire border patrol agents.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Border Patrol Agent Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||10%|
|50 - 100 employees||18%|
|100 - 500 employees||31%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||15%|
|> 10,000 employees||26%|
The Types Of Companies Border Patrol Agent Work In
Employees with the border patrol agent job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most border patrol agents prefer to work at private companies over government companies.
Border Patrol Agent Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Border Patrol Agents
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ border patrol agents. Those industries include government, professional and transportation.
Border Patrol Agent Industry Statistics
Border Patrol Agent Turnover And Employment Statistics
Border Patrol Agent Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of border patrol agents changed.
- Unemployment rate
Border Patrol Agent Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Border Patrol Agent Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Border Patrol Agent Stay in a Job
By looking over 894 border patrol agents resumes, we figured out that the average border patrol agent enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.
Less than one year
Border Patrol Agent Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||25%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Border Patrol Agents with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to border patrol agents.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Border Patrol Agent||7.15%||-|
|Deputy United States Marshal||8.65%||10,658|
Border Patrol Agent LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Deputy United States Marshal||8.65%||10,658|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Border Patrol Agents
The most common foreign language among border patrol agents is Spanish at 85.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 4.0% and French is the third-most popular at 2.0%.
- Spanish, 85.0%
- German, 4.0%
- French, 2.0%
- Russian, 2.0%
- Italian, 2.0%
- Other, 5.0%
Border Patrol Agent Languages Spoken
Border Patrol Agent Jobs
Recently Added Border Patrol Agent Jobs
Border Patrol Agent Heatmaps
The amount you can make as a border patrol agent can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of border patrol agents is $58,411. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.
Where Do Border Patrol Agents Earn The Most?
Border patrol agents earn the most in Alaska, where the average border patrol agent salary is $65,797. The map here shows where border patrol agents earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.
Where Are Border Patrol Agents In High Demand?
Border patrol agents are in high demand in Mobile, AL. There are currently 10 job openings for border patrol agents here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country border patrol agents are in the most demand.