Information Assurance Engineer Salary (United States)

Pay for Information Assurance Engineers in the United States is typically around $84,788 per year. Pay ranges from $59,776 on the low end to $120,301 per year on the higher side. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $5,061 from bonuses and close to $9,933 from profit sharing—generally runs from $59,649 to $117,220. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. In a profession dominated by men, 84 percent of Information Assurance Engineers are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Assurance Engineers. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Information Assurance Engineer Salary (?
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$59,649 - $117,220
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$59,776 - $120,301  
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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 note just a narrow range of job 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 of 7 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also know Computer Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Risk Management.

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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start, salaries are typically $69,578, which grows to $88K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $100K. Salaries reach six figures only after a substantial amount of time—20 years—is spent on the job, typically amounting to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 7 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Information Assurance Engineers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+1 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Baltimore.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries

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$85,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 13%
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