Information Assurance Engineer Salary

The average Information Assurance Engineer in the United States earns approximately $86K annually. Cash earnings for Information Assurance Engineers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $60K to approximately $123K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Information Assurance Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Information Assurance Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,682 - $120,546
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,783
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$20.60 - $69.81
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$21
$41
$70
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,682 - $120,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,025  
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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$59,887 - $122,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.60 - $69.81  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $44.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,025  
   
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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$59,887 - $122,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful 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. People who know Security Policies and Procedures usually also know Security Testing and Auditing, Security Risk Management, 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.


For many Information Assurance Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 $88K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $111K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Information Assurance Engineers that is 20 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 (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Baltimore, 15 percent below the national average.

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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 75 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
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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