Information Assurance Engineer Salary

Information Assurance Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $87K annually on average. In the world of Information Assurance Engineers, overall income ranges from $60K near the bottom to $123K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Information Assurance Engineers are male. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,938 - $120,248
(Median)
$60K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,747
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$24.24 - $84.72
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$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


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $83K) but some workers make up to $148K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Information Assurance Engineer


Information Assurance Engineers seem to require a number of specific 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. It is often found that people who know Computer Security are also skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure. The majority of those who know Security Policies and Procedures also know Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $70K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $91K. Information Assurance Engineers see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $110K, a plump six-figure sum.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,186

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For Information Assurance Engineers, Chantilly provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent) and Alexandria (+8 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Arlington Information Assurance Engineers earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Baltimore (16 percent lower) and San Diego (2 percent lower).

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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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