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Information Assurance Engineer Salary

An average Information Assurance Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $85K per year. Final cash compensation to Information Assurance Engineers varies from around $59K to approximately $122K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $10K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Information Assurance Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The vast majority of Information Assurance Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$58,980 - $119,402
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MEDIAN: $84,967
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$58,980 - $119,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$59,152 - $122,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $71.52  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $44.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$59,152 - $122,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Information Assurance Engineer

Information assurance engineers are tasked with maintaining a company's databases and ensuring integrity among systems that the company uses and operates. Maintaining their integrity and security involves analyzing networks to identify vulnerabilities, reducing breaches to the network, resolving past incidents and making sure that key personnel know and understand issues. In maintaining the network, the information assurance engineer documents existing and potential information architecture, and identifies and troubleshoots problems and compliance issues.

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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


Information Assurance Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Risk Management, and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Those educated in Computer Security tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure. It is often found that people who know Security Policies and Procedures are also skilled in Security Testing and Auditing, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Engineer

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


Information Assurance Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $69K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $88K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Assurance Engineers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Colorado Springs (+4 percent). In Baltimore, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




Computer Security
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 13%