Pay for Information Assurance Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $74K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career length and the specific company. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn vision coverage. The vast majority of Information Assurance Analysts (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Information Assurance Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$51,342 - $111,793
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MEDIAN: $73,506
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$18.02 - $41.07
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Salary
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$49,575 - $110,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Hourly Rate
$18.02 - $41.07  
   
Overtime
$48.98  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,575 - $110,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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


Job skills reported by Information Assurance Analysts are limited. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 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.


For Information Assurance Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $81K. Information Assurance Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Information Assurance Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,503

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Assurance Analysts, 37 percent higher than the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+2 percent). Information Assurance Analysts in Norfolk report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Huntsville and 10 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Analyst

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
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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




IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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