Information Assurance Engineer Salary

Information Assurance Engineers in the United States take home an average $86K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Information Assurance Engineers can bottom out near $60K or peak near $123K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the specific company. The majority of Information Assurance Engineers claim 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. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Information Assurance Engineers are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$20.60 - $69.81

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Salary
$60,079 - $120,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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$60,259 - $123,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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$20.60 - $69.81  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $44.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
   
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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$60,259 - $123,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 Employer Salaries for Information Assurance Engineer


Lockheed Martin Corp offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $77K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $110K, however.

Popular Skills for Information Assurance Engineer


Information Assurance Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. It is often found that people who know Security Policies and Procedures are also skilled in 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Assurance Engineers. The average beginner in this position makes around $70K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $88K. On average, Information Assurance Engineers make $96K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $111K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chantilly is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Assurance Engineers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent) and Colorado Springs (+5 percent). Baltimore ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

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National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries



IT Security & Infrastructure
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$86,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 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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