An Intelligence Analyst earns an average salary of $69,720 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Human Intelligence (HUMINT) is associated with high pay for this job.
Intelligence Analyst Total Pay (?
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$38,545 - $102,363
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100K
MEDIAN: $69,719
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Intelligence Analyst Total Pay (?
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$12.79 - $47.86
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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Salary
$38,545 - $102,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,657  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $10,265  
Total Pay (?
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$38,415 - $103,765  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $47.86  
   
Overtime
$9.07 - $58.39  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,657  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $10,265  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,415 - $103,765  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,169
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An intelligence analyst gathers and analyzes information from various sources to determine its significance and reliability. The analyst will establish and maintain records of that intelligence and keep the information files organized. Although the intelligence analyst may not work directly for a government agency such as the National Security Agency or Central Intelligence Agency, the job is usually linked with government work, either national security or border security or other national interests. Government security clearance, or the ability to quickly obtain it, is required before one can become an intelligence analyst. A college education is also necessary; an intelligence analyst must at least possess an associate's degree from an accredited university, though a bachelor's degree is highly preferred. Experience in performing intelligence analysis is mandatory, preferably in a specific area related to the desired job. As the analyst will be expected to analyze and interpret information, exemplary attention to detail is necessary to perform well in the position. Excellent communication skills are needed, as well, in order to effectively communicate the information being processed and analyzed. Knowledge of other languages is extremely useful in the job, but is not required. An intelligence analyst works business hours from Monday through Friday, and may be asked to work additional hours in the evening or on weekends as needed, especially if there is an overflow of information to analyze or a strict deadline to meet in presenting that information. In order to maintain the security of classified information, a prospective analyst must pass a thorough background check.
Intelligence Analyst Tasks
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct research efforts.
  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
  • Determine the significance and reliability of incoming information.
  • Establish and maintain intelligence records and files.
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Experience Affects Intelligence Analyst Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$70,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Gender
Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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