What is the average starting salary for an FBI field agent?
The salary for a starting FBI agent is always going to change and need constant updating but according to data published by the FBI, newly assigned special agents receive a base salary of $43,441. Then there is locality pay depending on their location which ranges from 12.5% to 28.7% of their base salary. Then there is availability pay which is a 25% increase in adjusted salary due to that agents often need to average 50-hour work weeks. So roughtly now agents earn $61,100 to $69,900 depending on the location of their assignment in 2013.