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Information Assurance Engineer Salary

Earnings for Information Assurance Engineers in the United States come in at around $86K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Information Assurance Engineers runs from $60K to $123K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Information Assurance Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Information Assurance Engineers (83 percent) who took the survey. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$60,159 - $120,434
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,764
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$20.14 - $70.47
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$20
$42
$70
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,159 - $120,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,028  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$60,262 - $122,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.14 - $70.47  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $44.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$60,262 - $122,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Risk Management, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 6 percent. Most people familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also know Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure. Those familiar with Computer Security also tend to know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $70K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. On average, Information Assurance Engineers make $96K following one to two decades on the job. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $110K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Information Assurance Engineers in Chantilly enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent) and Colorado Springs (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Baltimore is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




Security Testing and Auditing
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Computer Security
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National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
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%
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