Information Assurance Engineer Salary

Earnings for Information Assurance Engineers in the United States come in at around $87K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Information Assurance Engineers varies from around $60K to approximately $123K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $10K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though geography and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Information Assurance Engineers are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Assurance Engineers. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,938 - $120,248
(Median)
$60K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,747
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$24.24 - $84.72
(Median)
$24
$46
$85
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,938 - $120,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$60,172 - $123,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$24.24 - $84.72  
   
Overtime
$34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$60,172 - $123,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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


While select Booz, Allen, and Hamilton employees may bring in up to $148K, a median salary of only $83K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Information Assurance Engineer


Information Assurance Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Most people experienced in Security Policies and Procedures also know Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure. Those proficient in Computer Security are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $70K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. Information Assurance Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,186

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For those looking to make money, Information Assurance Engineers in Chantilly enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent) and Alexandria (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Information Assurance Engineers in Arlington earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Baltimore and San Diego (16 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




Security Testing and Auditing
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Computer Security
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National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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