Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Earnings for Information Assurance Analysts in the United States come in at around $74K per year on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Information Assurance Analysts is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,220 - $103,969
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,196
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$17.00 - $45.40
(Median)
$17
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$49,220 - $103,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $13,757  
Total Pay (?
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$48,267 - $105,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $45.40  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $65.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$48,267 - $105,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 between 5 percent and 7 percent. Most people 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. Information Assurance Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Information Assurance Analysts report making only $87K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Assurance Analysts, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+20 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Norfolk and 4 percent less in Arlington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 19%


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 62 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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