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Information Assurance Officer Salary

The average Information Assurance Officer in the United States earns approximately $76K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Information Assurance Officers spread between $52K and $109K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Information Assurance Officers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Most Information Assurance Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$53,069 - $107,936
(Median)
$53K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,311
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$17.06 - $58.39
(Median)
$17
$32
$58
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,069 - $107,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,926  
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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$51,726 - $108,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.06 - $58.39  
   
Overtime
$36.90 - $65.88  
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 - $4,865  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,926  
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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$51,726 - $108,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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.

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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 Officer


Information Assurance Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Network Security Management, Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Security. Those proficient in Computer Security are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $67K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $77K. Information Assurance Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $89K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Network Security Management
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Security Policies and Procedures
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National Average
$76,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 13%
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