Intelligence Analyst Salary

Intelligence Analysts in the United States take home an average $65K annually. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and geographic location. Work is enjoyable for Intelligence Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,135 - $100,513
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$65K
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MEDIAN: $64,998
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$12.44 - $48.74
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$0$101K
Salary $39,135 - $100,513
Bonus $988 - $11,044
Profit Sharing $8,500
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$38,381 - $101,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,742
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $12.44 - $48.74
Overtime $16.89 - $63.79
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $988 - $11,044
Profit Sharing $8,500
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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$38,381 - $101,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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Job Description for Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts generally work for government agencies, and companies which work with the government, in order to provide information about security threats. Although this job involves working many hours within an office environment, it often requires on-field exploration, as well, in order to best understand situations and conduct investigations.

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Intelligence Analyst Tasks

  • Determine the significance and reliability of incoming information.
  • Establish and maintain intelligence records and files.
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct research efforts.
  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Common Career Paths for Intelligence Analyst


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Advancing into a Senior Intelligence Analyst role seems to be a popular career move for Intelligence Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $93K per year. Becoming a Government Program Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Intelligence Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $85K. Another frequent advance is for Intelligence Analysts to assume a Crime Analyst role; in this role, workers often earn $42K.

Intelligence Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Intelligence Analyst


Intelligence Analysts flock to U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Caci International Inc, and Leidos, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Battelle Memorial Institute offers the largest salaries in town — $91K on average. Also paying near the top of the field are Northrop Grumman Information Systems at $84K, U.S. Department of Homeland Security at $80K, and Leidos, where Intelligence Analysts annually earn $78K.

With a median employee salary of $40K, U.S. Marine Corps pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying company's rate). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Army at $44K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) where $51K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Intelligence Analysts there earn up to $89K.

Popular Skills for Intelligence Analyst


Intelligence Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Cyber Security can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 41 percent above average. Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 41 percent. Those listing Korean Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Chinese, Mandarin Language and Arabic Language also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Research Analysis are also skilled in Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Intelligence Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Intelligence Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Intelligence Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 846 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intelligence Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 672 salaries. An experienced Intelligence Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 456 salaries. An Intelligence Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 152 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,871

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Intelligence Analysts, Honolulu provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Intelligence Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Fort Meade (+19 percent), McLean (+12 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Arlington is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa (8 percent lower) and Hampton (7 percent lower).

Intelligence Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intelligence Analyst?

Intelligence Analyst in Navarre:
"Intelligence Analyst."
Pros: Helping protect national security. Shift work allows for much needed down time. Allows me to critically think and solve complex problems with little to no information.
Cons: The pay is subpar. The hours are long and tiring. Not much room for growth and expansion.

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Key Stats for Intelligence Analyst

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Intelligence Analyst Salaries

▲35%

▲23%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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