Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $52K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Defense Intelligence Agency employees (35 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $51K annually on average.
Intelligence Officers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing about $66K per year; Information Technology Specialists are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $55K, followed by Intelligence Analysts earning $52K.
By state, Defense Intelligence Agency pays its Virginia employees the most; the pay rate there is $69K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a CompTIA Security+ Expert certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $54K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Security Clearance Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $51K annually. At Defense Intelligence Agency, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at around $73K.
When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $106K per year. Research Analysis is regularly seen around here; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Open Source, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Defense Intelligence Agency's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At Defense Intelligence Agency, most employees have health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance.