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Intelligence Officer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for intelligence officers is 32 years. The intelligence officer workforce reached a whopping 5,866 in 2020!

Among intelligence officers, we discovered that 18.1% of them are women, while 76.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among intelligence officers is White, which makes up 69.1% of all intelligence officers. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Intelligence officers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, intelligence officers are more likely to find a job in the technology industry.

From where do we know all information about intelligence officer demographics? We analyzed 3,987 intelligence officers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Intelligence Officer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as intelligence officers. Keep reading to find out what the results for intelligence officers were.

Intelligence Officer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among intelligence officers is White, which makes up 69.1% of all intelligence officers. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 69.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.7%
  • Black or African American, 10.2%
  • Unknown, 4.4%
  • Asian, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Intelligence Officers

The chart below shows that 28.2% of intelligence officers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 12.4% and French is the third-most popular at 11.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 28.2%
  • German, 12.4%
  • French, 11.1%
  • Arabic, 9.7%
  • Russian, 7.4%
  • Other, 31.2%

Most Common Degree for Intelligence Officer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for intelligence officers. The most common degree for intelligence officers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 70% of intelligence officers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 12% and rounding it off is associate degree with 7%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 70%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Associate degree, 7%
  • Doctorate degree, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 10%

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Intelligence Officer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among intelligence officers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Intelligence Officer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the intelligence officer position over time.

Male
Female
93%
90%
88%
85%
83%
80%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Intelligence Officer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of intelligence officers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of intelligence officers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Intelligence Officer

By looking over 3,987 intelligence officers resumes, we figured out that the average intelligence officer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Intelligence Officer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of intelligence officer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of intelligence officers is 20-30 years old, which represents 44% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Intelligence Officers with Other Job Titles

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Intelligence Officer76%18%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Intelligence Officer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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How Much Do Women Make Compared To Men As Intelligence Officer?

male-income
Male Income
$84,235
female-income
Female Income
$87,678

Intelligence Officer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian women and Black or African American women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$91,305
$89,308
$87,311
$85,314
$83,317
$81,320
$79,323
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Intelligence Officer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Some College/ Associate Degree$75,277
Bachelor's Degree$85,802
Doctorate Degree$105,295
Master's Degree$122,541

Intelligence Officer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$148,139
$135,340
$122,541
$109,742
$96,943
$84,144
$71,345
$58,546
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Intelligence Officers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where intelligence officers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Intelligence Officers Located?

By looking through more than 3,987 resumes, we found that the most popular places for intelligence officers are DC, Washington and TX, Fort Hood.

Number of Intelligence Officers

Intelligence Officer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ intelligence officers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most intelligence officers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire intelligence officers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Intelligence Officer Work In

Employees with the intelligence officer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most intelligence officers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Government

Private

Public

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ intelligence officers. Those industries include technology, finance and government.

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Technology

Finance

Government

Fortune 500

Insurance