What does a Senior 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.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Intelligence Analyst jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Intelligence Analyst jobs?
  • 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Intelligence Analyst Salaries

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Senior Intelligence Analyst Career Path

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L3
Senior Intelligence Analyst
$97,000/yr
L4
Intelligence Analyst IV
No Salary Reports
L3

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
36%
5 - 7
32%
8+
31%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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US ArmyUS Army
Intelligence Analyst
14 Apr 2022

“This is an excellent Opportunity to develop your work experience and pivot into a new career field!”

US Air ForceUS Air Force
Operations Intelligence Analyst
2 July 2021

“You get to meet great people along the way and leave your mark in history.”

US Department of Homeland SecurityUS Department of Homeland Security
Criminal Intelligence Analyst
31 Dec 2020

“Upper GS levels in comparison to DOD are not respected nor looked upon in the same prestigiousness.”

Cyberspace SolutionsCyberspace Solutions
Intelligence Analyst
1 Oct 2020

“The pay is horrible for deploying as a contractor which is 33% of the time with this contract.”

US NavyUS Navy
Intelligence Analyst
18 Nov 2021

“Guaranteed pay check for entire contract if you keep up your end of the deal.”

CenCoreCenCore
Intelligence Analyst
4 Dec 2020

“Numerous pay issues and no written policies or breakdowns to how they are paying me or others I know on this contract.”

Preting ConsultingPreting Consulting
All-Source Intelligence Analyst
4 Nov 2021

“It shows to me that the management cares about the personal and professional development of its employees.”

US Air ForceUS Air Force
Intelligence Analyst
21 Jan 2021

“You work as a part of a highly knit team and build a family for life.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Senior Intelligence Analyst

When working as a Senior Intelligence Analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Security Clearance, Software Tools, Top Secret Clearance, Written Communication and Degree IN Finance.

The most similar professions to Senior Intelligence Analyst are:
  • Military Officer
  • All Source Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a Senior Intelligence Analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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