Information Assurance Analyst Salary

Median pay for Information Assurance Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $74K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but tenure and the specific company are influential factors as well. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,432 - $104,182
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,477
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$17.00 - $45.40
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$17
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$49,432 - $104,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $13,757  
Total Pay (?
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$48,475 - $105,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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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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$48,475 - $105,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $65K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $78K. Information Assurance Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. For some reason, Information Assurance Analysts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $87K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Information Assurance Analysts that is 35 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). In San Diego, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Norfolk (5 percent less) and Arlington (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$74,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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