Intelligence Officer Salary (United States)

An Intelligence Officer earns an average salary of $82,794 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Intelligence Officer Total Pay (?
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$50,628 - $117,601
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$50,386 - $119,469  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Job Description for Intelligence Officer
Intelligence officers are typically hired by governments, usually by defense or intelligence-gathering departments; however, private contractors hired by the government may also employ these professionals. Intelligence officers often spend much of their time doing office work and analysis, spending comparatively little time in the field. Intelligence officers are frequently distinguished from field operatives or agents in that they are not necessarily specifically charged with gathering sensitive data and intelligence. While that may be something an intelligence officer is asked to do, they are more typically responsible for performing analysis, looking for patterns in large data fields, and examining, categorizing, and organizing collected information. Intelligence officers are expected to be able to think clearly and quickly when needed, but also also be able to conduct long and intensive investigations. Additionally, they are expected to keep secure all information and intelligence-gathering methodologies.
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Intelligence Officer Tasks
  • Control collection operations and interviews.
  • Coordinate and participate in various counterintelligence investigations, operations and production.
  • Collect intelligence using a variety of surveillance and reconnaissance techniques.
  • Collect and analyze imagery using photogrammetry and terrain analysis.
  • Serve as an intelligence advisor/resource to other units.
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Experience Affects Intelligence Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$84,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Intelligence Officer Salaries

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
up arrow 6%
Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
up arrow 4%
National Average
$84,000
Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
up arrow 1%
Research Analysis
up arrow 20%
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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