How much does a Special Agent make in Washington, DC ?

Updated Sep. 20, 2021
US$122K /yr
Average Base Pay

171 salaries

US$78K

Low

US$122K

Average

US$190K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
AverageUS$3,276RangeUS$728 - US$14,739
The average salary for Special Agent is US$121,815 per year in Washington, DC , United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 171 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Special Agent employees in Washington, DC , United States Area.

Seniority Levels

L2
Special AgentUS$122K /yr
L3
Senior Special AgentUS$61K /yr
L4
Lead Special AgentUS$122K /yr
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U.S. Department of State
4

U.S. Department of State

Special Agent

US$128,399

 /yr
Range: US$72K - US$183K
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US$72K

US$183K

US$72,453 - US$182,607 Range

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
4.2

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Special Agent

US$143,907

 /yr
Range: US$68K - US$181K

US$68K

US$181K

US$67,793 - US$180,917 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Special Agent

US$93,208

 /yr
Range: US$61K - US$153K

US$61K

US$153K

US$60,579 - US$152,568 Range

US Department of Homeland Security
3.8

US Department of Homeland Security

Special Agent

US$144,218

 /yr
Range: US$119K - US$184K

US$119K

US$184K

US$118,652 - US$183,658 Range

US Department of Justice
4.2

US Department of Justice

Special Agent

US$142,590

 /yr
Range: US$120K - US$170K

US$120K

US$170K

US$120,204 - US$169,919 Range

US Secret Service
3.6

US Secret Service

Special Agent

US$154,828

 /yr
Range: US$128K - US$180K

US$128K

US$180K

US$127,536 - US$180,277 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Special Agent

US$67,585

 /yr
Range: US$27K - US$150K

US$27K

US$150K

US$26,528 - US$149,754 Range

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United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Special Agent

US$140,421

 /yr
Range: US$107K - US$166K

US$107K

US$166K

US$107,095 - US$165,582 Range

US Capitol Police
3

US Capitol Police

Special Agent

US$86,110

 /yr
Range: US$62K - US$119K

US$62K

US$119K

US$62,051 - US$119,098 Range

DEA
3.7

DEA

Special Agent

US$130,841

 /yr
Range: US$58K - US$206K

US$58K

US$206K

US$57,767 - US$206,092 Range

Bureau of Diplomatic Security
4

Bureau of Diplomatic Security

Special Agent

US$106,335

 /yr
Range: US$53K - US$145K

US$53K

US$145K

US$53,458 - US$144,578 Range

NCIS
3.8

NCIS

Special Agent

US$146,344

 /yr
Range: US$105K - US$183K

US$105K

US$183K

US$105,349 - US$182,998 Range

Office of Inspector General United States Postal Service
3.6

Office of Inspector General United States Postal Service

Special Agent

US$180,671

 /yr
Range: US$94K - US$282K

US$94K

US$282K

US$94,069 - US$281,523 Range

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations
4.3

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Special Agent

US$80,204

 /yr
Range: US$57K - US$110K

US$57K

US$110K

US$56,596 - US$110,129 Range

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
3.4

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Special Agent

US$162,437

 /yr
Range: US$133K - US$175K

US$133K

US$175K

US$133,209 - US$175,236 Range

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
3.2

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Special Agent

US$80,772

 /yr
Range: US$46K - US$91K

US$46K

US$91K

US$45,891 - US$90,989 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Special Agent
About 

US$63K -US$196K

US$63K

US$196K

US$62,716 - US$195,972 Range

US Department of Treasury
4.1

US Department of Treasury

Special Agent
About 

US$164K -US$186K

US$164K

US$186K

US$164,409 - US$186,051 Range

DOD
3.9

DOD

Special Agent
About 

US$86K -US$104K

US$86K

US$104K

US$85,954 - US$104,165 Range

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
4

US$95K

US$108K

US$95,191 - US$107,879 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Special Agent salaries

The average salary for a Special Agent is US$121,815 per year in Washington, DC , United States Area. Salaries estimates are based on 171 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Special Agent employees in Washington, DC , United States Area.

The highest salary for a Special Agent in Washington, DC , United States Area is US$189,712 per year.

The lowest salary for a Special Agent in Washington, DC , United States Area is US$78,218 per year.