Be completely available anywhere in FBI’s Jurisdiction</li></li></ul><li>Requirements Cont’d<br />If one meets the requirements then one must then first qualify in one of the five Special Agent Entry Programs<br /><ul><li>Accounting
Leadership</li></li></ul><li>Salary<br /><ul><li>As a Trainee a special agent salaries starts at $51,000 on an annualized basis
After graduation newly assigned agents are paid GS-10 which is $43,000 plus locality pay and availability pay which could be between $61,000 to $69,000 depending upon the region they are assigned.
Salary increases over time as senior pay grade increases
New agents assigned to high cost offices may also be paid a one time relocation bonus of $22,000.</li></li></ul><li>Benefits<br />Receives a specified amount of extra pay for the the large amount of overtime he is expected to work<br />Health benefits such as fee-for-service plans as well as HMO plans.<br />An agent can retire at age 50 with 20 years of service or at any age with 25 years of service.<br />Vacation time starts for agents with fewer than three years of service at four hours earned per pay period up to 13 days per year.<br />An agent with more than 15 years of service receives eight hours off per pay period, or 26 days per year. An Fbi agent also receives 13 sick days per year as well as 10 paid holidays.<br />The FBI strives to provide flexible work life programs for agents<br />Most agents expense for commuting through public transportation is paid by the department<br />Fulfills a fundamental need to serve people.<br />Excitement and variations in activities<br />Federal jobs such as being an FBI agent also are perceived as being less prone to layoffs.<br /> <br />