Border Patrol Agent

What are the pay grades and salary levels for being a Border Patrol Agent?

How much will I earn as a Border Patrol Officer?

Entry level is at grade GL-5, GL-7 or GL-9, depending on qualifications. Upon successful completion of the 6½-month probationary examination, individuals hired at the GL-5 level are eligible for promotion to grade GL-7, and individuals hired at GL-7 are eligible for promotion to GL-9. Career progression to the GS-11 and GS-12 generally follows after one year at the preceding lower grade level (GL-9/GS-11). Positions above the GS-12 level are filled through agency merit promotion competition. Entry-level Agents are entitled to special salary rates for law enforcement officers, and may be entitled to special locality pay.

 

For example, in Atlanta in 2012 your pay will be as follows:

(Extract from the US Office and Personnel Management General Schedule)

Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
1 21237 21947 22653 23356 24062 24477 25175 25879 25906 26565
2 23878 24446 25236 25906 26197 26968 27739 28509 29280 30050
3 26053 26921 27790 28658 29527 30395 31264 32132 33000 33869
4 29248 30222 31197 32171 33146 34121 35095 36070 37044 38019
5 32722 33813 34903 35993 37084 38174 39264 40355 41445 42535
6 36475 37691 38906 40122 41338 42553 43769 44984 46200 47415
7 40534 41885 43237 44588 45940 47291 48643 49994 51346 52698
8 44890 46386 47882 49378 50874 52370 53865 55361 56857 58353
9 49581 51233 52885 54537 56189 57841 59494 61146 62798 64450
10 54600 56421 58241 60061 61882 63702 65522 67343 69163 70984
11 59987 61987 63986 65985 67985 69984 71983 73982 75982 77981
12 71901 74297 76694 79090 81487 83884 86280 88677 91073 93470
13 85500 88350 91200 94049 96899 99749 102599 105449 108299 111148
14 101035 104403 107770 111138 114505 117873 121240 124608 127976 131343
15 118846 122808 126769 130731 134693 138654 142616 146578 150539 154501


1 Comment for this entry

  • matt

    thanks for the info. looking into this. law enforcement officer currently with 5 years in and 4 year degree. the pay might be the only problem as im currently at 56k.

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