Criminal Investigator

Special agents are charged with two missions: protection and investigations. During the course of their careers, special agents carry out assignments in both of these areas and may be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Special agents are authorized by law to protect the United States President, Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, their immediate families, former Presidents, their spouses and minor children until age 16, visiting foreign heads of states/governments, their accompanying spouses, major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, their spouses, and others designated by law.

Special agents are also authorized by law to conduct criminal investigations pertaining to the counterfeiting of United States and foreign government obligations and securities; fictitious and fraudulently negotiated government and commercial securities, identity theft, false identification, computer crimes, access device fraud, telecommunications fraud, telemarketing fraud, electronic funds transfer fraud, and fraud concerning federally insured financial institutions.


U.S. Secret Service

Salary Range

$35,595 – $67,464

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