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Border Patrol Agents


According to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, pay for CBP Officers begins at the GS-5 level and progresses through levels GS-7, GS-9, GS-11, and GS-12. Officers beginning employment in December 2019 could make $41,830 per year (a base salary of $29,350 plus an average of $12,480 in additional compensation for locality pay, overtime, and night differential). At the middle of the scale (GS-9), officers could earn $74,222 (annual base pay of $44,471 plus $29,751 in additional compensation), while the highest level (GS-12) offered annual base pay of $64,490 plus $40,026 in extra compensation, for a total of $104,516. The CBP explains that, with supervisor approval, officers can advance up the ladder after successfully completing one year of service at each grade level.

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