Average Information Assurance Engineers in the United States make around $86K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the individual firm. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Assurance Engineers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Information Assurance Engineers are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,668 - $117,617  
   
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$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$54,303 - $118,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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Hourly Rate
$41.45  
   
Overtime
$65.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,303 - $118,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Information Assurance Engineer

An information assurance engineer will oversee the storing and processing of information within a company to make sure that it is secure. The engineer may provide consulting services to various companies or may work directly for one company. The engineer should also be able to detect any potential risks that are present, in order to minimize potential data breaches. Period risk assessments should be carried out by the engineer. This will involve looking over data practices and data logs and detecting any irregularities or hazards that might exist.

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Information Assurance Engineer Tasks

  • Document existing and proposed information architecture to convey compliance, problems, and solutions.
  • Resolve incidents and breaches, mitigating problems, and informing key personnel.
  • Analyze networks to identify vulnerabilities and reduce breaches.
  • Develop and implement scanning and certification plans for network control and maintenance.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Engineer


Survey results show that Information Assurance Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. A tool kit that includes Security Policies and Procedures also typically contains Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure. Those educated in Computer Security tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Engineer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $73K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $91K. Information Assurance Engineers see a median salary of $93K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,937

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Home to some of the best pay for Information Assurance Engineers, Chantilly offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Alexandria (+10 percent) and Colorado Springs (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Arlington. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Baltimore and San Diego (15 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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$86,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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