Information Assurance Officer Salary

An average Information Assurance Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $76K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (83 percent) of Information Assurance Officers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Assurance Officers. In this profession, a fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$52,268 - $104,619
MEDIAN: $75,860

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$52,268 - $104,619  
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$51,931 - $105,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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.


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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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, IT Security & Infrastructure, Computer Security, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Security Management. Most people skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure are similarly competent 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $76K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. 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 $87K.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%