What does an Intelligence Analyst do?

As an Intelligence Analyst you will focus on a country or specific field gathering information, analyzing and making assessments and developing reports based on intelligence gathered. You may work as part of a geographically dispersed team or foreign local team. This may be work in an office environment as part of a cross functional team. You will make presentations on your findings and the information you provide will be used by leaders in the organization to business and geopolitical decisions

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in political science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role. Language proficiency in a language other than English is essential. A background check is required before an offer can be extended. The ability to pass a maintain a clearance and the willingness to travel 20% of the time is essential.

  • Examine information from a wide array of foreign sources
  • Evaluate and assess gathered information
  • Develop meaningful intelligence assessments, free of any bias
  • Responsible for report writing and making oral briefings
  • Abide by all security protocols
  • Integrate the cultural context from foreign sources
  • Work under tight deadlines
  • Work effectively with a cross functional team
  • Master's degree in political science or related field, preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Language proficiency in a language other than English
  • Subject matter expertise in a field (politics, economics, crime or related fields)
  • Skilled in written and oral communication
  • Well honed analytical skills
  • Background check required
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time
  • Pass and maintain a secret/top secret clearance

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
12%
5 - 7
6%
8+
81%

Common Skill Sets

Gathering
Critical Thinking
Views
Operating Systems
Written Communication
GIAC
Report Writing
Incident Response

Intelligence Analyst Seniority Levels

L2
Intelligence Analyst
$74,924/yr
Military Officer
5% made the transition
Operations Manager
16% made the transition
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Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$74,924 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$40K
Median: $75K
$113K
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