Average Salary for Central Intelligence Agency Employees

Central Intelligence Agency employees bring home $72K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Central Intelligence Agency fluctuate depending on your experience level; what you do at the company and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $69K annually. Overall, the greater share of Central Intelligence Agency folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $60K per year.


Information Technology Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $131K annually; Psychologists come in second with average earnings amounting to around $122K, while Human Resources Officers and Intelligence Analysts rank near the top as well ($62K and $60K, respectively).


U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to $93K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $122K annually for Licensed Psychologists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Senior Human Resources Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $69K per year. Central Intelligence Agency workers who hold a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) are also well compensated, earning about $119K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Forensic Psychology in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $122K annually. Recruiting also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Payroll Administration, Research Analysis, and Human Intelligence.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a quarter of respondents. The larger part of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, gym membership, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Central Intelligence Agency


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$59,436 - $75,708
$60,025 - $142,482

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$56,333 - $105,000
Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD)
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