There are currently an estimated 110,900 special agents in the United States. The special agent job market is expected to grow by 4.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are special agents?

CareerExplorer rates special agents with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,500 special agents. That number is based on 5,000 additional special agents, and the retirement of 3,500 existing special agents.

What’s the supply of special agents?

The special agent industry is concentrated in Texas, California, New York

Special Agent job market by state

State Name Employed Special Agents
Texas 16,780
California 11,700
New York 9,290
Florida 6,240
Arizona 5,910
Georgia 3,370
Virginia 3,360
New Jersey 3,090
Pennsylvania 2,910
North Carolina 2,880
Illinois 2,800
Washington 2,280
Louisiana 2,030
Michigan 2,020
Ohio 2,020
Massachusetts 1,760
Colorado 1,750
New Mexico 1,620
Missouri 1,550
Tennessee 1,420
Wisconsin 1,370
Minnesota 1,350
Alabama 1,280
South Carolina 1,140
Indiana 1,070
Maryland 950
Oklahoma 940
Mississippi 920
Connecticut 920
Kansas 840
Puerto Rico 630
Maine 580
Kentucky 580
Nevada 560
Oregon 540
Arkansas 470
Hawaii 460
Montana 450
Idaho 410
Iowa 400
Utah 370
Nebraska 340
New Hampshire 330
Rhode Island 290
North Dakota 270
Vermont 220
South Dakota 210
West Virginia 190
Wyoming 160
Alaska 100