According to the US Department of Justice, ATF, DEA, IRS, and INS, Secret Service Agents and Deputy US Marshals generally enter the salary schedule at anywhere between $26,000-$50,000, and salary increases from there with seniority and responsibility. FBI agents enter federal service at a base salary of $48,159. There is a potential for increase to approximately $131,000 if entering into FBI supervisory, management, and executive positions. For details please see http://www.usdoj.gov/ the official website of the US Department of Justice.
Here are additional career paths:
Areas of Employment
Local Government Organizations
Loss and Prevention
Private security companies
Hotels and resorts
Health care facilities
Nuclear power plants
|State and federal correctional facilities
Law enforcement organizations
Halfway houses and pre-release programs
Re-entry and reintegration programs
Juvenile detention centers and group homes
Women's and family shelters
Domestic violence agencies
Immigration and naturalization services
|Judiciary and Law|
Local, state, and federal courts
Forensic scientists work in laboratories, at crime scenes, in offices, and in morgues. They work for federal, state and local government, forensic laboratories, medical examiners offices, hospitals, universities, toxicology laboratories, police departments, medical examiner/coroner offices, or as independent forensic science consultants. The salary has many variables depending on where you work, for which organization, and how much responsibility the job entails.
This is a great undergraduate degree if you are planning to pursue further education such as law school.
If you have any questions, please call the Criminal Justice Department at 801-863-7230.