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Information Assurance Engineer Salary

Information Assurance Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $86K annually. In the world of Information Assurance Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $60K and $122K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $10K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Information Assurance Engineers is high. There are far more male Information Assurance Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,671 - $120,033
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,676
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$19.99 - $71.02
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$71
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,671 - $120,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,055  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$59,785 - $122,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.99 - $71.02  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $44.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$59,785 - $122,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 suggest that Information Assurance Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Risk Management, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 7 percent. The majority of those who know Security Policies and Procedures also know Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure. It is often found that people who know Computer Security are 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.


Information Assurance Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $70K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. For Information Assurance Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. Information Assurance Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


Chantilly is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Assurance Engineers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent) and Colorado Springs (+5 percent). In Baltimore, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries




Security Testing and Auditing
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Computer Security
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National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 13%