Special Agent Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$55,000
$45,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CACI International
Highest Paying City
Richmond, VA
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
8.6 years
How much does a special agent make?
The national average salary for a Special Agent in the U.S. is $55,734 annually or $26.8 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $68,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 per year. Most Special Agent jobs are in Professional companies and Non Profits companies. States with the highest Special Agent salaries include New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Most Special Agents spend 8.6 years in the position.
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$56,693

Average Special Agent Salary By Location

Special Agents in the US makes an average salary of $55,734 per year or $26.8 per hour. The top city when it comes to Special Agent salaries is Richmond, VA at $85,939 per year. The average starting salary in Richmond, VA for Special Agents is $49,000. Some of the states with the best Special Agent salaries are New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rhode Island. Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico have the lowest Special Agent salaries.

Map of Special Agent Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Special Agents earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Special Agent Salary By Company

There is good job security in Special Agent positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Special Agent jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Special Agents at CACI International and State of Arizona report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Tennessee Valley Authority and BNSF Railway report highly competitive salaries for Special Agents.

Average Special Agent Pay By Industry

Special Agent salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Professional companies, Retail companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Special Agents well. Professional companies pay their Special Agents the highest wages, averaging $59,765 per year. Retail companies and Non Profits companies pay well too, at $59,056 and $58,512, respectively. At $55,109, the average salary for Special Agents in the Government industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$59,765
$60k
Retail
Retail
$59,056
$59k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$58,512
$59k
Health Care
Health Care
$57,330
$57k
Government
Government
$55,109
$55k

Special Agent Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Special Agent Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
SBI Assistant Special Agent In Charge
04/28/2020
$60,530
State of Washington
Special Agent-Regulation
04/17/2020
$55,116
City of Baltimore, Md
Special Agent/Oig Agent
04/17/2020
$64,505
State of Washington
Special Agent-Criminal Enforcement
03/30/2020
$55,116
State of Virginia
A2020-ABC Special Agent I (Certified)
03/27/2020
$56,490
BNSF Railways
Special Agent (Rocc)
03/24/2020
$47,400
A2020-ABC Special Agent I (Certified)
03/14/2020
$56,490
State of South Dakota
DCI Special Agent
03/13/2020
$49,274
BNSF Railways
Special Agent
03/05/2020
$68,040
BNSF Railways
Special Agent
02/27/2020
$68,040
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