By Robert SimonsonA central intelligence analyst (CIO) is an intelligence specialist who works in an intelligence agency or a military unit to understand intelligence and assess its effectiveness.
It’s an extremely demanding position.
The average CIO salary for the past decade is about $70,000, according to the Federal Reserve.
The median salary for an intelligence analyst in 2016 was $56,000 and it was up slightly from the $52,000 in 2015, according a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A CIO makes more money for a firm than a typical executive at the same position in the government or industry.
Here’s how CIO salaries compare in the past:For the past five years, the median CIO earned about $54,000 annually.
That’s up from $52.4 million in 2016, the bureau said.
Average salary for a CIO for the previous five years was about $50,000 for the same years.
The bureau did not provide a breakdown of CIOs’ compensation.
The report also did not break down the pay for the most senior analysts and analysts in senior roles, which makes it hard to compare pay across the workforce.
“In many respects, this is an indication that the workforce is being made more efficient, but it is also indicative that, to a large degree, the increase in CIO pay is driven by increased compensation for senior executives,” said Paul Bedard, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an expert on the economics of intelligence.