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Senior Intelligence Analyst Salary

Senior Intelligence Analysts in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little under three-quarters bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $93K annually on average but can range from $60K to $129K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Intelligence Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Senior Intelligence Analysts (86 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$60,026 - $126,413
MEDIAN: $93,058

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$60,026 - $126,413  
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$491.32 - $3,052  
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$59,598 - $129,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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Job Description for Senior Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence agents are information security positions that are usually government positions. They interpret and analyze information gathered by people in the field. Organizations that use intelligence agents include the police, the armed forces, and private companies. In the criminal field, intelligence agents use data to predict the activities of criminals and terrorists. The job involves extensive research using multiple sources and types of information, including strategic, tactical, and reporting/collecting. It is a fulfilling job that has the potential to help the country become safer.


Senior Intelligence Analyst Tasks

  • Compare data, identify discrepancies and flag suspect findings.
  • Review intelligence data and make recommendations.
  • Identify sources for intelligence data and incorporate them into the data stream.
  • Advise on how to improve data, conclusions and processes.

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Popular Skills for Senior Intelligence Analyst

Senior Intelligence Analysts report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Human Intelligence, Research Analysis, Data Analysis, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Signals Intelligence and Data Analysis. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Intelligence Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $73K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. For Senior Intelligence Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $109K.

Pay Difference by Location

McLean is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Intelligence Analysts, 23 percent higher than the national average. Senior Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+22 percent) and Washington (+9 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
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Research Analysis

National Average

Data Analysis
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Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%