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Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Information Assurance Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $73K annually on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. The majority of Information Assurance Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Information Assurance Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 80 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,563 - $103,562  
   
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$0.00 - $5,152  
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$1,200 - $14,000  
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$47,342 - $104,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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$0.00 - $73.97  
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$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $14,000  
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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$47,342 - $104,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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


Job skills reported by Information Assurance Analysts are limited. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed 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.


For Information Assurance Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $78K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Information Assurance Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Assurance Analysts, 33 percent higher than the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+24 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




Security Intrusion Detection
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%