Average Salary for Central Intelligence Agency Employees

Financial compensation at Central Intelligence Agency jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $109K. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Central Intelligence Agency workers, followed by your job title and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Central Intelligence Agency Median Salary by Job


Graphic Designer
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Human Resources (HR) Officer
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Senior Intelligence Analyst
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United States (change)

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Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
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About This Company


Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Central Intelligence Agency for between five and 10 years earn $69K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $60K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $140K per year.


Senior Intelligence Analysts earn the highest median pay at approximately $140K annually, followed by Information Technology Project Managers (about $131K), Psychologists ($122K), and Human Resources Officers ($62K).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $112K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Reston, Va. (around $106K), San Antonio, Texas (approximately $88K), and Mclean, Va. ($69K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in District of Columbia take home the most — $112K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Psychologists, who make about $122K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Security Clearance Certifications with credentials; these people earn $91K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Central Intelligence Agency awards around $168K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Human Intelligence; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $140K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Central Intelligence Agency is Recruiting; nearly one in six of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Forensic Psychology, Data Analysis, and Benefits & Compensation as well.

Benefits and Perks

A fifth of employees receive paid vacation, and only a quarter of workers get sick leave. The larger part of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Central Intelligence Agency provides health insurance to the vast majority of workers, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Central Intelligence Agency also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.

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Key Stats for Central Intelligence Agency


33 %
67 %
$59,436 - $76,302
$52,766 - $143,726

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$62,192 - $142,456
Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD)

Popular Locations for Central Intelligence Agency

  1. Washington, District of Columbia
  2. McLean, Virginia
  3. Reston, Virginia
  4. San Antonio, Texas

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