Senior Intelligence Analyst Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Senior Intelligence Analysts in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Intelligence Analysts is $91K per year and can range from $63K on the lower end to $133K per year near the higher end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and experience level. Most Senior Intelligence Analysts survey respondents are men (74 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Intelligence Analysts is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,901 - $129,328
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MEDIAN: $90,894
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Salary $62,901 - $129,328
Bonus $1,965 - $12,136
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$63,116 - $132,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212

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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 Employer Salaries for Senior Intelligence Analyst


Popular Skills for Senior Intelligence Analyst


Senior Intelligence Analysts seem to require a number of specific 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. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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: $92,040

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

For Senior Intelligence Analysts, working in the bustling city of McLean has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent) and Tampa (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 13 percent below the national average.

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
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

▲21%

Entry-Level
▲3%

National Average
$92,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries



National Average
$92,000


Open Source
▼2%


▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%
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