Years of Experience
Average pay is $52K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Defense Intelligence Agency workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $52K annually.
U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to $70K per year.
Information Technology Specialists earn the highest median pay at around $55K annually, followed by Intelligence Analysts (about $52K) per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $54K annually for CompTIA Security+ Experts; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Security Clearance Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $51K on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $73K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Strategic Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $106K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Defense Intelligence Agency is Research Analysis, with over a third considering it a key competency. Open Source, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Defense Intelligence Agency provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of employees participate. Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance.