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Average Salary for Defense Intelligence Agency Employees

Salaries are high at Defense Intelligence Agency, with the median employee bringing home $94K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Defense Intelligence Agency, but your job title and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Defense Intelligence Agency
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[-]Intelligence Analyst (3)
$44,845 - $119,712  
[-]Intelligence Analyst (3)
Salary$45,806 - $114,637  
Total Pay$44,845 - $119,712  
[+]Intelligence Officer (2)
$54,870 - $137,053  
[+]Intelligence Officer (2)
Salary$59,238 - $130,839  
Total Pay$54,870 - $137,053  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Years of Experience

Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Defense Intelligence Agency employees (42 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn around $88K annually on average.


Intelligence Officers earn the highest median pay at $113K per year, followed by Intelligence Analysts ($82K) annually.


Residents of Tampa, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $114K per year; other top-paying cities include Miami, Fla. (approximately $90K) and Washington, DC (about $87K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; salaries there average to around $92K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $90K per year for Member of the Militarys; non-accredited workers make much less. Defense Intelligence Agency workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $111K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Office among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $111K annually. A garden variety skill at Defense Intelligence Agency is Signals Intelligence; close to one-fourth of Defense Intelligence Agency's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Research Analysis, Project Management, and Human Intelligence.


Defense 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 company allows a majority of respondents to take paid time off for vacation, but only 44 percent get paid sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of employees use it to save for retirement. At Defense Intelligence Agency, the larger part of workers have health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage. Perks also include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

Key Stats for Defense Intelligence Agency


17 %
83 %
$50,839 - $126,181
Less than 1 year
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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