$85,675
Avg. Salary
$17.62
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Intelligence Officer is $17.62 per hour.

The average pay for an Intelligence Officer is $85,675 per year.

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$9.83
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$17.63
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$30.52
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MEDIAN $17.63
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$50k
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$125k
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MEDIAN $85,675
$49,826 - $124,804
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$86K
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MEDIAN: $85,675
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$0$125K
Salary $49,826 - $124,804
Bonus $1,500 - $20,226
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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$46,995 - $125,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 190
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $17.63
Overtime $39.90
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $1,500 - $20,226
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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$46,995 - $125,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Intelligence Officer

Intelligence officers are typically hired by governments, usually by defense or intelligence-gathering departments; however, private contractors hired by the government may also employ these professionals. Intelligence officers often spend much of their time doing office work and analysis, spending comparatively little time in the field. Intelligence officers are frequently distinguished from field operatives or agents in that they are not necessarily specifically charged with gathering sensitive data and intelligence. While that may be something an intelligence officer is asked to do, they are more typically responsible for performing analysis, looking for patterns in large data fields, and examining, categorizing, and organizing collected information. Intelligence officers are expected to be able to think clearly and quickly when needed, but also also be able to conduct long and intensive investigations. Additionally, they are expected to keep secure all information and intelligence-gathering methodologies.

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Intelligence Officer Tasks
  • Collect and analyze imagery using photogrammetry and terrain analysis.
  • Serve as an intelligence advisor/resource to other units.
  • Utilize a variety of tools, equipment, vehicles to collect intelligence.
  • Control collection operations and interviews.
  • Coordinate and participate in various counterintelligence investigations, operations and production.

Popular Employer Salaries for Intelligence Officer


For Intelligence Officers, comfortable salaries can be found at U.S. Army; in fact, average earnings are around $85K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($58K versus $131K) is great.

Common Career Paths for Intelligence Officer


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Intelligence Officers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Senior Intelligence Analyst. Senior Intelligence Analysts on average make about as much as Intelligence Officers do.

Intelligence Officer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Intelligence Officer


Job skills reported by Intelligence Officers are limited. Most notably, skills in Signals Intelligence, Geospatial Intelligence, Human Intelligence, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Research Analysis also know Human Intelligence (HUMINT).

Pay by Experience Level for Intelligence Officer

Pay by Experience for an Intelligence Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Intelligence Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intelligence Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Intelligence Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 37 salaries. An Intelligence Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,520

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

For Intelligence Officers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 9 percent greater than the national average.

Intelligence Officer Reviews

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

Intelligence Officer in Tucson:
"Cutting Edge."
Pros: It is a dynamic work environment that is constantly changing.
Cons: Progression is lock step that does not reflect the abilities of the individual.

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Key Stats for Intelligence Officer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Intelligence Officer Salaries

▲30%

▲21%

National Average
$86,000

▼7%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Intelligence Officer Salaries


Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
▲11%


Research Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 7%