Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Earnings for Information Assurance Analysts in the United States come in at around $74K annually on average. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Men make up the vast majority of Information Assurance Analysts (80 percent) who took the survey. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Information Assurance Analysts is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$50,445 - $107,064
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$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,489
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$17.39 - $42.87
(Median)
$17
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,445 - $107,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
Profit Sharing
$4,176  
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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$49,171 - $107,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.39 - $42.87  
   
Overtime
$36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,176  
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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$49,171 - $107,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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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Information Assurance Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Information Assurance Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Information Assurance Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. The majority of those who know 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $63K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $91K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,848

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

With a pay rate for Information Assurance Analysts that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+19 percent) and Arlington (+1 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 5 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 26%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$73,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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