Information Assurance Officer Salary

Median pay for Information Assurance Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $78K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Information Assurance Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,708 - $97,155
$51K
$78K
$97K
MEDIAN: $77,672
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National Salary Data (?
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$50,708 - $97,155  
   
Bonus
$3,073  
Profit Sharing
$3,045  
Total Pay (?
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$50,499 - $97,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Officer


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A lot of Information Assurance Officers move on to become Information Assurance Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $88K on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Officer


Information Assurance Officers usually report a few specific 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Security Management. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $70K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $74K. Information Assurance Officers bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,320

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Information Assurance Officers in Colorado Springs enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+4 percent) and San Antonio (+1 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent.

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Officer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$78,000

▼5%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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