Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Information Assurance Analysts in the United States take home approximately $75K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Work is enjoyable for Information Assurance Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$16.89 - $45.45

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Salary
$50,213 - $104,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $13,757  
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$49,655 - $105,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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$16.89 - $45.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $64.63  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$49,655 - $105,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Analyst


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Many Information Assurance Analysts transition into upper-level Information Assurance Manager positions. Information Assurance Managers earn a median of $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Survey results suggest that Information Assurance Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 6 percent. It is often found that people who know Security Policies and Procedures are 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $78K. Information Assurance Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. Information Assurance Analysts who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $87K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Assurance Analysts, 35 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+19 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Norfolk and Arlington (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$74,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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