Average Intelligence Analyst Salary at U.S. Department of Defense

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The average salary for an Intelligence Analyst at U.S. Department of Defense is $75,000.
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Job Description for Intelligence Analyst

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.
The top respondents for the job title Intelligence Analyst are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Reported salaries are highest at Leidos where the average pay is $85,167. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CACI International Inc and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, earning around $77,594 and $75,510, respectively. U.S. Marine Corps pays the lowest at around $32,579. U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force (USAF) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $46,369 and $59,812, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Intelligence Analyst

Skills in Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Data Analysis and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Intelligence Analyst

An early career Intelligence Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,216 based on 4 salaries. A mid-career Intelligence Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Intelligence Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,313 based on 5 salaries.

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