Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Information Assurance Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $74K per year on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more male Information Assurance Analysts survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,445 - $107,064
(Median)
$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 (?
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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 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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Those proficient in Security Policies and Procedures are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $63K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. On average, Information Assurance Analysts make $92K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,848

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

For Information Assurance Analysts, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+19 percent) and Arlington (+1 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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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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