U.S. Marshal Career Path in 2024

U.S. Marshal Career Overview

Job Description:
  • Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

U.S. Marshal U.S. Salary in 2024

Annual Median Salary: $65,790
Hourly Median Wage: $31.63

Data sourced from O*NET Online, provided by the BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics wage estimates.

Projected Job Openings for U.S. Marshals by 2031

Projected Growth Rate in Job Openings by 2031: 3%

Data sourced from CareerOneStop, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Typical Tasks for U.S. Marshals

  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.

  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.

Technologies and Skills Used by U.S. Marshals

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Computer aided composite drawing software
  • SmugMug Flickr

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Basic Skills

  • Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Talking to others

Problem Solving

  • Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • Changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • Understanding people's reactions

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