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Federal Agent Salary

National Average
$18,500 $75,762 /year $167,000
$36 /hour
National Average
$1,542 $6,313 /month $13,917
$36 /hour
National Average
$356 $1,456 /week $3,212
$36 /hour
National Average
$8.89 $36 /hour $80.29
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $136,500 $11,375 $2,625 $66
75th Percentile $100,000 $8,333 $1,923 $48
Average $75,762 $6,313 $1,456 $36
25th Percentile $35,500 $2,958 $682 $17
Federal Agent Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a Federal Agent make?

As of May 14, 2022, the average annual pay for a Federal Agent in the United States is $75,762 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $36.42 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,457/week or $6,314/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $167,000 and as low as $18,500, the majority of Federal Agent salaries currently range between $35,500 (25th percentile) to $100,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $136,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Federal Agent varies greatly (by as much as $64,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Federal Agent job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Federal Agent in your area makes on average $76,849 per year, or $1,087 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $75,762. Virginia ranks number 14 out of 50 states nationwide for Federal Agent salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Federal Agent jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Federal Agent on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Federal Agent Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Federal Agent job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $12,413 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $15,012 (19.8%) above the $75,762 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Federal Agent appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Federal Agent role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$90,775$7,565$1,746$43.64
Boston, MA$89,339$7,445$1,718$42.95
Santa Monica, CA$88,176$7,348$1,696$42.39
Renton, WA$87,888$7,324$1,690$42.25
Berkeley, CA$87,509$7,292$1,683$42.07
Daly City, CA$87,264$7,272$1,678$41.95
Lowell, MA$86,495$7,208$1,663$41.58
Richmond, CA$85,368$7,114$1,642$41.04
Newark, NJ$85,145$7,095$1,637$40.93
Springfield, MA$84,573$7,048$1,626$40.66

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Federal Agent Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Federal Agent job category that pay more per year than a typical Federal Agent salary. Top examples of these roles include: Builder Agent, Remote Contract Agent, and Securities Sales Agent.

Importantly, these example jobs are paid between $1,782 (2.4%) and $38,532 (50.9%) more than the average Federal Agent salary of $75,762. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Federal Agent jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Federal Agent position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Builder Agent$114,294$9,524$2,198$54.95
Remote Contract Agent$87,174$7,264$1,676$41.91
Securities Sales Agent$83,201$6,933$1,600$40.00
Direct Sales Agent$78,966$6,580$1,519$37.96
Risk Agent$77,544$6,462$1,491$37.28
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.