Intelligence analysts are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, intelligence analysts rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy intelligence analysts are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Political scientist
3.4
$122k
Intelligence analyst
3.2
$77k
Radio frequency specialist
3.1
$106k
Economist
3.1
$105k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are intelligence analysts happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do intelligence analysts find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as intelligence analysts?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are intelligence analyst’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are intelligence analysts making the best use of their abilities?

Are intelligence analysts happy with their salary?