Senior Intelligence Analyst Salary

A little under three-quarters of Senior Intelligence Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $60K to $127K per year, and the average comes out to $92K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Senior Intelligence Analysts is high. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The vast majority (87 percent) of Senior Intelligence Analysts who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,721 - $125,181

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Human Intelligence, Geospatial Intelligence, Research Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Signals Intelligence, Open Source, 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $74K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $90K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $94K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Intelligence Analysts, Reston offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Senior Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in McLean (+22 percent) and Washington (+12 percent). Senior Intelligence Analysts in San Antonio take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 38 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tampa (13 percent less) and Arlington (6 percent less).

Senior Intelligence Analyst Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
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National Average

Research Analysis
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Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
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Data Analysis
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Open Source
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Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 10%