Senior Intelligence Analyst Salary

The majority of Senior Intelligence Analysts in the United States — nearly two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $61K to $130K per year, and the median is $90K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Intelligence Analysts. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Most Senior Intelligence Analysts survey respondents are men (77 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,158 - $128,002
$61K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,233
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$29.93 - $65.50
$43
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,158 - $128,002  
   
Bonus
$1,963 - $12,224  
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$61,387 - $130,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Hourly Rate
$43.00  
   
Overtime
$34.61  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,963 - $12,224  
   
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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$61,387 - $130,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.

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Senior Intelligence Analyst Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Intelligence Analyst


Senior Intelligence Analysts report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Open Source, and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis and Research Analysis. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Intelligence Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Intelligence Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Intelligence Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $86,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Senior Intelligence Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 96 salaries. A Senior 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 $111,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,400

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

For Senior Intelligence Analysts, busy McLean offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Senior Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent) and Tampa (+4 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Senior Intelligence Analyst Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Intelligence Analyst?

Senior Intelligence Analyst in Washington:
"No comment."
Work hard; ask questions; seek answers; always consider the options; find the truth; be aggressive but not intimidating.

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Key Stats for Senior Intelligence Analyst

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

▲22%

Entry-Level
▲4%

National Average
$91,000

▼2%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries



National Average
$91,000


Open Source
▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 10%