Information Assurance Officer Salary

Average Information Assurance Officers in the United States make around $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Assurance Officers approaches anywhere from $52K on the lower end to $108K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Information Assurance Officers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Most Information Assurance Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$53,419 - $107,226

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$16.94 - $58.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,419 - $107,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $10,926  
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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$52,423 - $108,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $58.80  
   
Overtime
$36.76 - $63.87  
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 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $10,926  
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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$52,423 - $108,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Many Information Assurance Officers advance their careers by becoming Information Assurance Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $88K.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Officer


Professional skills reported by Information Assurance Officers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Network Security Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Computer Security tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $78K on average. Information Assurance Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Information Assurance Officers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $88K.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Network Security Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

Computer Security
0%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 15%
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