An Intelligence Specialist earns an average salary of $68,851 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$29,676 - $106,258
MEDIAN: $68,851

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$38,378 - $106,258  
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Job Description for Intelligence Specialist

Intelligence-specialists work primarily with data, research, and numbers. These specialists and may work in an office as well as outdoors, usually on a regular full-time schedule, and longer unexpected hours may also be necessary on occasion.


Intelligence Specialist 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 Specialist Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Intelligence Specialist Salaries

National Average

Data Analysis
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Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
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Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


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82 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%