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National Bureau of Investigation Agent Salary Grade



The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) saw its inception on November 13, 1936 upon approval of Commonwealth Act No. 181 by the legislature. It was the the brainchild of the late President Manuel L. Quezon and Jose Yulo, then Secretary of Justice.

Since then, the Bureau assumed an increasingly significant role. Thus, on June 19, 1947, by virtue of Republic Act No. 157, it was reorganized into the Bureau of Investigation. Later, it was amended by Executive Order No. 94 issued on October 4, 1947 renaming it to what it is presently known, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

The Basic Training in the NBI Academy is the beginning of the Agents’ evolution as well-meaning law enforcement officers from simple and ordinary citizens on the street, they are transformed into men/women of conviction-law enforcement officers who by their oath of office will always give justice to the oppressed.

After training, the NBI Agents by tradition are required to live up the high moral standards of the Bureau that is Nobility, Bravery, and Integrity. In the discharge of their duties as agents, they are authorized to conduct crime detection and investigation under RA No 157 as amended by RA No. 10867.

The NBI Institutional Philosophy Is to develop new corps of agents and personnel who are more disciplined, respected and committed to human rights and justice .

Salary Grade Table

PositionSalary GradeBase Pay
Investigation Agent III22P68,415
Senior Agent23P76,907
Supervising Agent24P86,742
Head Agent25P98,886
Assistant Regional Director26P111,742
Regional Director27P126,267
Assistant Director28P142,683
Deputy Director29P161,231

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is a line agency under the Department of Justice and serves as the premier investigative agency of government. The agency director is a Presidential appointee and serves under the trust and confidence of the President and the Secretary of Justice (SOJ).

This NBI ranks were established after RA 10867 was passed in 2016.

Source: NBI Salary and Benefits

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