|ATF agents begin their careers usually at the GS-5 or GS-7 level. Agents at the GS-5 level usually make between $28,349-36,856 annually while agents at the GS-7 level make between $35,116-48,648 annually. Most agents ATF agents are eligible for yearly promotions up to the GS-13 level. To begin a career at a GS-5 level, a applicant must possess a bachelor's degree. To begin at a GS-7 level, applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate study. |
ATF agents qualify for locality pay. ATF agents receive a percentage of their base salary, depending upon their locations. The current range of locality pay is 14.16% to 35.15%.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP)
Because of the demanding work load and long hours worked, ATF agents usually receive the 25% Law Enforcement Availability Pay, which is added to locality pay.
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com, Salary.com
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