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Average Salary for Central Intelligence Agency Employees

The average Central Intelligence Agency employee earns $73K per year. At Central Intelligence Agency, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level factors into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Central Intelligence Agency
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[-]Intelligence Analyst (2)
$42,525 - $96,034  
[-]Intelligence Analyst (2)
Salary$41,838 - $94,283  
Total Pay$42,525 - $96,034  
[+]Economic Analyst (2)
$55,961 - $120,318  
[+]Economic Analyst (2)
Salary$53,749 - $121,737  
Total Pay$55,961 - $120,318  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $68K annually. The greater proportion of employees (67 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $69K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Economic Analysts — their earnings average approximately $78K annually. Intelligence Analysts are a close second at $59K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Central Intelligence Agency have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $59K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Research Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $60K per year.


Central Intelligence Agency's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Central Intelligence Agency sponsors. The vast majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Central Intelligence Agency also dishes out privileges such as gym membership.

Key Stats for Central Intelligence Agency


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$58,791 - $78,071
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