Salary for Immigration and Customs Inspectors

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.

An Immigration or Customs Inspector can receive a salary of around 56000 to 84000 based on education and experience. Immigration and Customs Inspectors can expect an average compensation of Seventy Three Thousand One Hundred dollars per year.

Immigration and Customs Inspectors can get the best compensation in the District of Columbia, where they can get average wages of just about $94620. People in this job function are compensated at the highest average salary in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $90770.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.22 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Immigration and Customs Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $90,770
Public Administration $72,950
Educational Services $60,570
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $60,570
Public Administration $72,950
Transportation and Warehousing $90,770
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