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 geography, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Information Assurance Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Information Assurance Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,909 - $115,348
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MEDIAN: $72,990
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$17.96 - $41.67
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MEDIAN: $27.49
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Salary
$50,909 - $115,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,112  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$49,299 - $114,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Hourly Rate
$17.96 - $41.67  
   
Overtime
$48.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$49,299 - $114,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Analyst


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Information Assurance Analysts often transition into Information Assurance Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Assurance Managers earn $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Information Assurance Analysts who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Security Intrusion Detection. Most people familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also know 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Assurance Analysts make a median salary of $97K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,192

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Assurance Analysts, 39 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+37 percent). Information Assurance Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Information Assurance Analysts in Norfolk bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Huntsville and San Diego (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Analyst

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries

▲35%

▲29%

▲13%

National Average
$72,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




IT Security & Infrastructure
▼0%

National Average
$72,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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