Qualifications


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Average Starting Pay for Border Patrol Jobs in is between $36,658 and $46,542 per year. Border Patrol Jobs Offer Many Fantastic Benefits, Including:

Full Federal Benefits
Paid Training
Paid Vacations
No Experience Necessary!

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Several Positions Available, Including:

Border Patrol Agent
CBP Officer
Marine Interdiction Agent
Air Interdiction Agent
CBP Agriculture Specialist
Import Specialist
Intelligence Research Specialist
UAV Pilot
CBP Contract Specialist
Field Canine Coordinator

Minimum Requirements To Qualify For Border Patrol Jobs:

Must be at least 18 years of age but less than 40 years old.

Must be a US Citizen and Resident of the U.S.

Must have a High School Diploma or GED

Border Patrol Employment Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Applicants must apply and be considered prior to their 40th birthday
  • Complete and pass a polygraph test
  • Background check and residency in the United States for at least 3 years
  • Complete and pass a drug test
  • No Misdemeanor convictions or domestic violence convictions
  • Firearm Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Law Enforcement experience


The Border Patrol Agent position is in accordance with the Public Law 100-238 under the law enforcement retirement provisions. The age restriction may not apply if you are currently or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement position (non-military). Additionally, if you qualify for veterans’ preference, this age restriction will not apply. For additional information, please visit:

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/customs_careers/border_careers/bp_agent/

A mandatory background check must be completed prior to your appointment. During this investigation, you will be asked to complete a security questionnaire (SF-86). This questionnaire will consist of questions regarding your education, residences, police records, financial situation, past and current employers, drug and alcohol use, etc. Additionally, you will be expected to provide your name and fingerprints so we can conduct a 10-year Federal background check. For more information regarding our background investigation, please visit:

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/apply/mandatory_back_invest.xml