Information Assurance Officer Salary

The average Information Assurance Officer in the United States earns approximately $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn vision coverage. Information Assurance Officers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Work is enjoyable for Information Assurance Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$52,263 - $104,615
MEDIAN: $76,131

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$51,912 - $105,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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Job Description for Information Assurance Officer

An information assurance officer works for a company to make sure information sent within the system is stored safely and can be transmitted securely. These officers may plan (and sometimes implement) security systems for the company, including encryption systems, networks, and antivirus systems. The system must be monitored constantly to make sure sensitive information cannot be leaked. When problems arise, the officer should be able to troubleshoot and make corrections immediately. He/she may also carry out "what-if" scenarios and security audits to make sure the system is effective, and the results of these audits are reviewed in order to implement changes.


Information Assurance Officer Tasks

  • Elevate security issues to management and file accurate reports regarding any and all issues.
  • Facilitate the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems to identify security risks.
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure information systems are defended against unauthorized access.

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Popular Skills for

Information Assurance Officers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, Computer Security, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Security Management. Those proficient in IT Security & Infrastructure are, more often than not, also skilled in Computer Security.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Information Assurance Officers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $76K on average. Information Assurance Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $87K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Computer Security

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


16 %
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 15%