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Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Average Information Assurance Analysts in the United States make around $73K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though experience level and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more male Information Assurance Analysts survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,092 - $103,179
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$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,394
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$16.22 - $45.19
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$16
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,092 - $103,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $13,757  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,960 - $104,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $45.19  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $13,757  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,960 - $104,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Information Assurance Analyst

Information assurance analysts are mainly responsible for the planning, implementation, upgrading, and/or monitoring of security measures which make up the protection of corporate or government computer networks. They are responsible for ensuring that security controls are in place to protect both the electronic data itself and the electronic infrastructure in which it is stored. In addition, their job may require them to respond to attacks on the company’s computer systems via viruses or other security breaches. As a fairly new job category, information assurance analysts are part of the greater, more well-known job category of information security analysis.

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Information Assurance Analyst Tasks

  • Lead incident response, including reporting and mitigating data breaches or losses.
  • Develop strategies to reduce risk, protect privacy, and increase overall information security.
  • Safeguard organizational data by analyzing architecture, conducting audits, and enforcing policies.
  • Communicate alerts organization-wide and to appropriate external bodies.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Information Assurance Analysts who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Those proficient in Security Policies and Procedures are, more often than not, also skilled in Security Testing and Auditing and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. Information Assurance Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Information Assurance Analysts in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+17 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 22%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%