$66,868
Avg. Salary
$25.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,926

Profit Sharing

$4,000

The average pay for an Intelligence Analyst is $25.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Intelligence Analyst is $66,868 per year.

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$0$101K
Salary $40,229 - $100,787
Bonus $983 - $10,244
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
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$39,590 - $101,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,292
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $14.66 - $49.64
Overtime $15.00 - $61.95
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $983 - $10,244
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$39,590 - $101,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 193

Job Description for Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts generally work for government agencies, and companies which work with the government, in order to provide information about security threats. Although this job involves working many hours within an office environment, it often requires on-field exploration, as well, in order to best understand situations and conduct investigations.

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Intelligence Analyst Tasks

  • Determine the significance and reliability of incoming information.
  • Establish and maintain intelligence records and files.
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct research efforts.
  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Popular Employer Salaries for Intelligence Analyst


U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Caci International Inc, and Leidos are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Intelligence Analysts. Battelle Memorial Institute leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $91K. Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Northrop Grumman Information Systems (+$84K), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (+$80K), and Leidos (+$78K).

Earnings fall especially short at U.S. Marine Corps, where the median salary of $40K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include U.S. Army at $44K and U.S. Air Force (USAF) at $51K, though some Intelligence Analysts there earn up to $89K.

Common Career Paths for Intelligence Analyst


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Intelligence Analysts often transition into Senior Intelligence Analyst positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Intelligence Analysts earn $93K per year. A Government Program Manager role is the most common promotion for Intelligence Analysts moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $85K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Intelligence Analysts is a Crime Analyst position, where earnings are usually $42K.

Intelligence Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Intelligence Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Cyber Security can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 40 percent above average. Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 40 percent. Those listing Korean Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Chinese, Mandarin Language and Arabic Language also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Research Analysis also know Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Intelligence Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Intelligence Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Intelligence Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 846 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An 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 $67,000 based on 672 salaries. An experienced Intelligence Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 456 salaries. An 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 $88,000 based on 152 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,726

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

Intelligence Analysts will find that Honolulu offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Fort Meade (+19 percent), McLean (+12 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Arlington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Tampa and Hampton are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Intelligence Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intelligence Analyst?

Intelligence Analyst in McLean:
"Very Intense."
Pros: High job satisfaction, interesting mission.
Cons: The extreme amount of hours that we work.

Intelligence Analyst in Fort Bragg:
"It depends on how good you are at the job."

Intelligence Analyst in San Antonio:
"Thinking Outside of the Box."
Don't put all your work into the patterns. Understand the Change.

Intelligence Analyst in Aurora:
"Demanding."
Pros: As an intelligence analyst, it can be very demanding to meet needs of customers while maintaining Military bearing.
Cons: The U.S. Army can at times make you do things that are out of the realm of daily duties.

Intelligence Analyst in Tysons Corner:
Pros:
Cons: Communication between corporate and the line managers is nonexistent which make the communication between the managers and the employees less open than it was before we were bought out by CACI.

Intelligence Analyst in Camp Lejeune:
"Headache."
Pros: Stability and medical and dental benefits.
Cons: Bureaucracy and senior leadership.

Intelligence Analyst in Huntsville:
"Military Experience Is Key."
Military experience is very helpful in landing an intelligence job as a civilian.

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Key Stats for Intelligence Analyst

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 467 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Intelligence Analyst Salaries

▲31%

▲20%

▲1%

National Average
$67,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 467 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%