Here’s a fun one for you. Ready to move to our nation’s capital and join elite intelligence operatives, trotting the globe, drinking martinis (shaken, not stirred), dodging bullets etc etc. Is it actually like that? I don’t know, I don’t work for the CIA (or do I…)
The average starting salary for a political analyst working at the CIA is right around $50,000. Unlike many entry level careers, this one offers a BROAD salary range, based off experience in the particular region of the world where you’ll be focusing. The job posting lists the salary range from $49,000-97,000, with the asterisk saying they’ll pay even more!
If you didn’t already know, the CIA has an interesting careers website that has all kinds of features, including:
- Current job postings
- A CIA Careers personality quiz
- Profiles of actual CIA employees (sadly, no Sharks allowed)
- Opportunities for students to work in government.