Salary for Immigration and Customs Inspectors

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This occupation has now been updated to Customs and Border Protection Officers

Also known as:  Criminal Investigator, Deputy United States Marshal, FBI Investigator, Homicide Detective, Narcotics Detective, Narcotics Investigator, Police Detective

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Immigration and customs inspectors investigate potential immigration and customs violations by investigating people, objects, vehicles and products being moved across borders and state lines. They have an extensive knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to visas, passports and travel applications. Detail-oriented, they are called upon to inspect cargo both entering and leaving the country according to immigration and custom law. They are responsible for determining taxes to be paid on items being moved across national and state borders as well. They have excellent communications skills and a superior understanding of public safety and security. An associate's degree is a minimum requirement in association with extensive on-the-job training.

A Immigration or Customs Inspector will most likely earn wages that can range from $46,020 to $146,000 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can get an average wage of eigthy-nine thousand three hundred dollars each year.

obtain the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $126,340. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can get an average job salary of $104,300.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 89.50 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Immigration and Customs Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$104,300
Public Administration
$89,300
Health Care and Social Assistance
$84,040
Educational Services
$72,550

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$72,550
Health Care and Social Assistance
$84,040
Public Administration
$89,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,300