Information Assurance Officer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Information Assurance Officers earn an average of $77K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Information Assurance Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,032 - $96,424
$50K
$77K
$96K
MEDIAN: $77,182
10%
50%
90%

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$24.41 - $36.43
$28
MEDIAN: $27.50
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,032 - $96,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$3,045  
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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$49,963 - $96,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$27.50  
   
Overtime
$37.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,045  
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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$49,963 - $96,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Officer


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Information Assurance Officers often end up in upper-level roles like Information Assurance Manager. Information Assurance Managers bring home $88K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Officer


Typical Information Assurance Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Computer Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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 Information Assurance Officer

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $68K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. Information Assurance Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $84K.

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Officer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$77,000

▼6%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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