Border Patrol Agent as a Federal Career

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is presently hiring Border Patrol Agents to serve and protect our nation's borders against terrorism and illegal immigration.  As the largest uniformed law enforcement agency in the country, we are fully committed to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse workforce in support of CBP's mission.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents have the initial earning potential of $36,658 to $46,542 within the first year of employment, depending on the candidate's education and experience. CBP also offers great benefits such as overtime pay, accelerated promotion plans, health and life insurance, federal law enforcement retirement plan and many others.  In addition, U.S. Border Patrol Agents are eligible to earn above $70,000 a year after successful completion of a two-year trial period under the Federal Career Intern Program.

The basic requirements to become a U.S. Border Patrol Agent are:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a valid state driver's license
  • Be under 40 years of age
  • Be physically fit
  • Pass a background investigation, drug test, medical and fitness examinations
  • Willingness to relocate to the Southwest border (Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or California)

Apply here to take Border Patrol Agent exam   Enter code: MINO