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Information Assurance Analyst Salary

An average Information Assurance Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Information Assurance Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,100 - $103,336
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,845
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$17.00 - $45.40
(Median)
$17
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,100 - $103,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
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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$48,177 - $104,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $45.40  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $65.77  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
   
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).
)
$48,177 - $104,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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


Survey results suggest that Information Assurance Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. For most people, competency in Security Policies and Procedures indicates knowledge of 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. Information Assurance Analysts bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $89K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Assurance Analysts, Washington provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. On the whole, employers pay 3 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Norfolk and Arlington.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 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
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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