Information Assurance Officer Salary

Men account for the majority of Information Assurance Officers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $71K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Information Assurance Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,651 - $99,503
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $70,791
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Salary $49,651 - $99,503
Bonus $-0.50 - $5,960
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$49,535 - $99,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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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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Many Information Assurance Officers move into an Information Assurance Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Officer


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Information Assurance Officers who took the survey. 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, with boosts between 11 percent and 13 percent. Those proficient in IT Security & Infrastructure are, more often than not, also skilled in Computer Security.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

Pay by Experience for an Information Assurance Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Assurance Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Assurance Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Information Assurance Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 29 salaries. An Information Assurance Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,923

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

With a pay rate for Information Assurance Officers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Colorado Springs offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Assurance Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+14 percent) and San Antonio (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Officer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

▲17%

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
$72,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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