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Information Assurance Officer Salary

The average Information Assurance Officer in the United States earns approximately $76K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (81 percent) of Information Assurance Officers who answered the questionnaire are male. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. For the most part, Information Assurance Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$52,170 - $106,248
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MEDIAN: $75,663
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$17.34 - $57.40
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,170 - $106,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$763 - $7,861  
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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$51,213 - $107,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.34 - $57.40  
   
Overtime
$34.02 - $65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$763 - $7,861  
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).
)
$51,213 - $107,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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


Job skills reported by Information Assurance Officers are limited. 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. Most people familiar with Computer Security also know IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Information Assurance Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $67K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. Information Assurance Officers bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $92K.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Network Security Management
up arrow 4%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average
$75,000

Computer Security
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%