Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Median pay for Information Assurance Analysts in the United States is around $72K annually. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the specific company are driving factors as well. Men make up the vast majority of Information Assurance Analysts (83 percent) who took the survey. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,312 - $113,082
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$72K
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MEDIAN: $72,161
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$17.78 - $50.02
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$0$113K
Salary $51,312 - $113,082
Bonus $0.00 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$49,820 - $111,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $17.78 - $50.02
Overtime $47.93
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,894
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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$49,820 - $111,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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Advancing into an Information Assurance Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Information Assurance Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Survey results show that Information Assurance Analysts use a fair number of 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. 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

Pay by Experience for an Information Assurance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Assurance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Assurance Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Information Assurance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 56 salaries. An Information Assurance Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,765

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

With a pay rate for Information Assurance Analysts that is 40 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 Arlington (+38 percent). Information Assurance Analysts in Norfolk report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Huntsville and San Diego (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Analyst

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries

▲36%

▲30%

▲14%

National Average
$72,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




IT Security & Infrastructure
▲1%

National Average
$72,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 17%
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