A bachelor's degree is required for all aspiring FBI agents. Although one in law enforcement or criminal justice is not required, many agents do have a background in these fields. However, agents come from all backgrounds, including engineering, computer science and teaching.
At times, applicants with degrees in these alternative fields are even sought after for their knowledge in areas that aren't typically associated with law enforcement
The FBI needs Special Agents who come from a broad range of backgrounds and career fields and who bring unique skill sets that complement our mission-critical work.
Our Special Agents enforce more than 300 federal statutes, conduct criminal and national security investigations, protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution.
The work environment can vary depending on which of the five career paths an agent follows. For example, those investigating cybercrimes may spend the majority of their time in an office working on a computer, while those investigating major crimes may spend more time in the field.
Regardless, much time is spent analysing data or other evidence and working with other agents or law enforcement agencies to coordinate investigations.
Schedules also vary based on the career path of an agent. Even if hours typically follow those of a traditional work week, evenings and weekends will be necessary depending on the nature of certain investigations and the need for agents to be on call. Most FBI field offices cover a broad geographic area, so travel may be required when a case demands FBI attention.
You will mainly work with government agencies in secret operations to safeguard your nation’s sovereignty and integrity
Special agents are divided into five career paths where their duties and responsibilities may vary:
The average special agent FBI gross salary in New Delhi, India is ₹9, 88,138 or an equivalent hourly rate of ₹475. This is 4% higher (+₹38,003) than the average special agent FBI salary in India. In addition, they earn an average bonus of ₹28,952.
Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New Delhi, India. An entry level special agent FBI (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of ₹7, 06,367. On the other end, a senior level special agent FBI (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of ₹12, 44,308.