Information Assurance Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $86K per year. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. There are far more male Information Assurance Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Job satisfaction for Information Assurance Engineers is high. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$59,177 - $118,621
$59K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,611
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$59,177 - $118,621  
   
Bonus
$511 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
Total Pay (?
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$58,561 - $119,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$511 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$58,561 - $119,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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 Employer Salaries for Information Assurance Engineer


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $83K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $148K.

Popular Skills for Information Assurance Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those familiar with Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed in 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Assurance Engineers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $74K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $89K. Information Assurance Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. Information Assurance Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $118K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,830

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

Chantilly offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Assurance Engineers, 20 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+11 percent) and Alexandria (+10 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Arlington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Baltimore and Orlando (15 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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