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Information Assurance Engineer Salary (United States)

For Information Assurance Engineers, yearly wages usually total $85K annually. In the world of Information Assurance Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $60K and $120K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The greater part receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. There are far more male Information Assurance Engineers than women, making up 84 percent of those in this profession. The majority of Information Assurance Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Information Assurance Engineer Salary (?
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$59,649 - $117,220
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$59,649 - $117,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$59,776 - $120,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 321
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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

Survey results imply that Information Assurance Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. The majority of those who know 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.
For many Information Assurance Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 $87K. Information Assurance Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $96K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $110K on average. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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$85,000
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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). Baltimore ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries

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$85,000

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries

Security Risk Management
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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%