Information Assurance Engineer Salary

The average Information Assurance Engineer in the United States earns approximately $86K per year. Total incomes of Information Assurance Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $60K and $123K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Information Assurance Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Information Assurance Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$59,728 - $120,429
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,767
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$22.09 - $70.47
(Median)
$22
$42
$70
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,728 - $120,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,028  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$60,128 - $122,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.09 - $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 - $9,000  
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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$60,128 - $122,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results suggest that Information Assurance Engineers use a fairly large toolkit 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 4 percent and 7 percent. Those who learned Security Policies and Procedures also tend to know Security Testing and Auditing, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure. The majority of those who know Computer Security also 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $70K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. For Information Assurance Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. 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 $111K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Information Assurance Engineers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Chantilly offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent) and Colorado Springs (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Baltimore.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries


IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Risk Management
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$86,000

Computer Security
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
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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