Information Assurance Analysts in the United States take home an average $73K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. Male Information Assurance Analysts far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,944 - $111,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,475  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$49,776 - $109,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.73 - $40.53  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,475  
   
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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$49,776 - $109,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 who move on to become Information Assurance Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Information Assurance Managers get paid an average of $87K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Information Assurance Analysts who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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 between 4 percent and 6 percent. Those familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also tend to 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 $79K. On average, Information Assurance Analysts make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $84K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,219

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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Assurance Analysts, 32 percent higher than the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+2 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Information Assurance Analyst's salary, with Norfolk Information Assurance Analysts earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Huntsville (14 percent lower) and San Diego (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries


Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$72,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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