Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $52K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $51K per year on average.
Intelligence Officers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $66K annually; Information Technology Specialists and Intelligence Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $55K and $52K, respectively.
U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Virginia; salaries there average to approximately $69K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $54K annually for CompTIA Security+ Experts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Security Clearance Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $51K per year. Defense Intelligence Agency compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)-holders the most at $73K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Planning among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $106K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Research Analysis; more than two-fifths deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Open Source, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance.