With between two-thirds and three-fourths 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 $90K annually and can range from $62K on the lower end to $129K per year near the higher end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by experience level and the specific company. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Men account for the majority of Senior Intelligence Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Intelligence Analysts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,645 - $127,316  
   
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$1,924 - $11,920  
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$62,484 - $129,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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$50.49  
   
Overtime
$34.61  
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$1,924 - $11,920  
   
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$62,484 - $129,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Open Source, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Geospatial Intelligence, and Data Analysis. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Intelligence Analyst

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $87K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $85K. Senior Intelligence Analysts see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $111K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,554

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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 (+21 percent). Tampa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (12 percent lower) and Arlington (3 percent lower).

Senior Intelligence Analyst Advice

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

Senior Intelligence Analyst in Washington:
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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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$92,000


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Skills That Affect Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries


Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
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$92,000

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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