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Border Patrol Agents


Border patrol agents, also known as border patrol officers, patrol 5,000 miles of border between the United States and Canada and 1,900 miles between the United States and Mexico, as well as the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. It is their duty to enforce laws regulating the entry of aliens and products into the United States. They are employed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Supervisor, or Immigration inspector/Examiner, Border Patrol Officer or Special Agent

Experienced Border Patrol Agent

Entry-Level Border Patrol Agent

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